Writer & Editor

As an English teacher, I believe in the transformative power of writing. I also believe that I should model a love of reading and writing for my students. I write both fiction and non-fiction.


I am constantly writing fiction—usually YA thrillers. I’ve completed four manuscripts and am always on the lookout for representation!


I’ve been writing non-fiction for a long, long time—ever since college, in fact, when I wrote a weekly opinion column for the Bowdoin Orient. My writing about music in particular has been featured in several online publications, including Blogcritics.org (where I wrote about releases from XTC, Scritti Politti, Jason Falkner, and many others) and the now-defunct Kevchino.com (where I wrote about Annie Lennox, John Mayer, Nine Inch Nails, Morrissey, and Michael Penn, to name a few). Now, although most of my non-fiction writing happens in print (see below for details), I also blog about organizational strategies for students and families at In Order to Succeed®.

I am always looking for new non-fiction topics to explore. If you have great ideas, contact me!

Selected Non-Fiction Print Articles

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Fairfield Magazine

“Sharing the Wealth: Pequot Library’s Special Collections”
“A Walk in the Park”
“Taking Root”†
“Estate of Mind”*†
“No Trick: A Thousand Treats”†
“Right Notes”†

(*=cross-published in Wilton Magazine)

Teachers & Writers Magazine

“Writing the Past”

Independent School

“Staying in the Loop”†

Southwestern American Literature 

“The Curious Case of the Bronze Buckaroo”†

(†=digital copies of original articles available upon request)

Copyediting & Proofreading

efalogo_from_kok_3-28-06I am happy to provide copyediting and proofreading services for any project. My rates, though flexible, run between $45-60USD per hour. I am most familiar with MLA style, but I have also written and published journal articles in both Chicago and APA styles.

(I believe in the serial comma and one space after a period. You have been warned.)

If you are interested in discussing your copyediting or proofreading needs, please contact me by clicking here. I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association.