I love great stories of all forms. My mission is to help storytellers refine their projects, and to connect those stories to the people who want them (but may not know it yet).
To do that, I offer guidance in three different areas:
- Developmental Editing – This is large-scale structural editing–not line-by-line markup, but the broad view of a story, and how the work as a whole can be clearer and stronger.
- Narrative forms – Should this story be a book? A movie? An interactive ebook? Some combination of multiple forms? Sometime totally different?
- Audience strategy – Given a story’s genre and form, how might its author present it to the world, so that it has the best chance to find its audience?
To me, all those questions are part of story design.
I’ve been a journalist and editor, I’ve co-written and co-directed movies, and I’m now a second-year student in Portland State University’s graduate program in book publishing, where I’m specializing in digital technology and developmental editing.