Simply put, I am a green-fingered plant geek with a head full of magic, history, and Latin. My business, Red Leaf Word Services, offers all levels of editing and manuscript critiques to fiction authors in the genres of fantasy, YA, paranormal and paranormal romance, steampunk, historical fiction and mysteries, and some contemporary genres. Story is the oldest form of entertainment and escape, so it is no surprise that current world events have incited a publishing industry boom. I believe the finest editing results from a collaboration between the editor and the author toward a common goal. I look forward to working with indie authors and traditionally published writers alike.
For nonfiction writers of plant-related topics, I have 25 years as a horticulturist and a lifetime on the farm ready to apply to your work. Focused on detail, yet able to adapt to changing circumstances, my knowledge and experience prepare me to work with your content. I have a mind full of Latin plant names, how to grow them, pathogens and remedies, and environmental factors. Genetics, chemicals, and equipment (hand- or fuel-powered) are familiar topics as well. You can be confident that your finished content is in the best form possible to provide the information your customers and readers need to know.
I still dig in the dirt regularly, to keep my nails dirty, skills sharp, and because I can’t resist. The rest of the time, my mind is usually lost in a fantasy or histfic novel, or watching English Premier League soccer (football). My other interests include my dogs, raising chickens and turkeys, playing soccer, fitness- including running, TRX, yoga, HIIT, cycling, hiking, and paleo cooking/baking.
With both endeavors, my goal is to help you cultivate your ideas, words, and drafts into published gold.