Number one thing to know about me: I have always been a reader. From my earliest memories, my life has been surrounded by books and stories. (Ask me about the time my dad told me to, “Put down the book and go watch TV with your brother!”) I love reading for the same reasons as most: to relax and center myself, to escape, to inhabit points of view and worlds I would not come into contact with otherwise.
But I also love reading because I am a writer.
I process the world and my experience by telling stories, real and imaginary. As a writer, reading is how I study. I approach a book like a painter approaches art in a gallery. I tilt my head to take in all the angles. I get up close and stand back. I examine the overall structure as well as the brush strokes. I do all of this to learn to improve myself when I practice my craft.
"Megan is an incredible editor. She dove head-first into my story, and I really felt that she understood both it and me as a writer, and helped me make my manuscript even better!"
—Marianna de Ciutiis, author Child of the Universe
After graduating from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Political Science, I went on to work in marketing/communications where I wrote and edited web content as well as press-related documents for political campaigns and nonprofits alike. I spent a few years feeling like I just couldn’t find my passion anywhere in my work. So I shifted my attention back to my first love: storytelling.
Switching tracks from marketing to publishing, I gained a year’s worth of in-house editorial experience as an editorial assistant in addition to completing UC Berkeley’s Professional Sequence in Editing.
I edit and coach to pass along the knowledge I've gleaned from a lifetime of studying stories and their creators. To help my fellow storytellers process their experiences and worlds.
“If you aren’t working with Megan yet, you should. I don’t know where I’d be without her. Oh, yeah, probably publishing a crappy book.”
— Audra York, happy client