Editing

“Carol is not only my coach, but also editor – and more important, Carol has inspired me to believe in myself. She has encouraged words and stories out of me I had long since forgotten. Her intuitive ability to know when to probe and when to be silent is a gift. Carol is a genius and helped me unlock the treasure of a gift I didn’t even know that I had.”
–Mary Sullivan, Life Design Studio, Bremer, AL

Recent publications I’ve edited include:
• A Journey of Courage, by Michele Murdock
• Foods You Will Enjoy: The Story of Buffett’s Store by Bill Buffett
• Qatar: Then and Now (essay collection)

Examples of manuscripts I’m editing now:
• A book about a homeless shelter for women and children in Birmingham, Alabama
• A book about an American homesteading family.
• A spiritual memoir
• A memoir about raising a mentally ill son

“I have worked with Carol for over two years, in her workshops, on an individual basis on my memoir, and attending a four-day writing worship Carol co-led with her husband Bill. It is no accident that Carol’s workshops are always full and students return semester after semester to write with her. Carol is like a midwife, helping her students give voice to their deepest selves. Such an endeavor requires well-honed writing and listening skills, an appreciation of each student’s unique life experience, and outstanding group leadership skills. I have been in many focus/therapy/reading/ groups in my lifetime. Carol shows the best group leadership skills I’ve encountered. Not only does she attend to practical group details like starting and ending on time or keeping the group focused, she creates safety by overseeing the group process with careful attention, making a space for her students to write from the heart.”
–Carolyn Cooper, Carrboro North Carolina