About

I know you love your story. My goal is to make others fall in love with it, too.

There are tons of generalist editors out there, but a specialist editor knows your genre and your market, and can help you bring your book to the next level.

My name is Loni. I'm a professional story nerd, here to help you make the jump from writer to published author.

Education & Experience

As a specialist developmental editor with experience in both the traditional and indie spheres, I’ve edited a number of novels on Amazon’s best-seller list. I’m a staff editor with The Parliament House Press and a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. I earned my BA in creative writing from SUNY Oswego, and I’m a candidate for an MFA in writing popular fiction.

Specialization? YA Fantasy.

 

Training

  • Developmental Editing, Intermediate (EFA)

  • Developmental Editing, Advanced (EFA)

  • Writing the Romance Series: a seminar on the romance genre (Dr. Lee McClain)

  • Things That Go Bump in the Night: a seminar on crafting effective monsters (Scott Johnson)

  • Diverse Voices in YA and Beyond (Kathryn Haines)

  • Space Opera is Still the Queen: a seminar on the space opera subgenre (Heidi Ruby Miller)

  • Setting and Research: a seminar on active setting (Shelley Adina)

  • Building a World that Works for You: a seminar on effective worldbuilding for speculative fiction (Timons Esaias)

 

The Editor

I’m a Hufflepuff, a rabid tea guzzler, and have a habit of freestyle rapping while I’m doing chores. Don’t get your hopes up—I’m very bad at it.

When I’m not reading, editing, or writing, you can find me cozied up with Bibby the Black—feline editorial assistant in residence—watching Netflix or playing The Sims. And yes, I’m the type of Simmer who tells stories there, too.

Before I fully embraced my love of fiction, I studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music in Boston for two years. John Meyer studied there. Never saw him, though.

I spent a week in London and have plenty of photos of English pigeons, general fauna, and iconic London landmarks to prove it. Unfortunately, I was too proud to take touristy pictures or ride the double-decker bus.

You can count on me doing the whole nine yards next time I visit.

But enough about me.

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