Welcome! Have you written a book, paper or article? Let me help you make it of publishable quality.
Could you use a mentor and coach? I’ll be there for you. We can talk shop. I can help you overcome practical obstacles and stay excited and focused.
As a former staff reporter and editor at Newsweek (now The Daily Beast), I understand the keys to simple effective writing. I have collaborated on three books with top journalists, and my own award-winning journalism has appeared in The New York Times, Reuters, and Fortune. I’ve written on economics for Newsweek and on sex for Dr. Oz. You can see my full journalism portfolio here.
“Temma and I have had a long professional and personal relationship and I would hire her anytime for anything.” Jane Bryant Quinn, former CBS commentator and columnist at the Washington Post, Newsweek, and Bloomberg
I’m happy to share my literary expertise as a Breadloaf Writers Conference Scholar and the author of two novels and poems, essays and short stories that have been published in nationally-known literary journals such as The Hudson Review.
I can help focus, clarify or polish your:
- novel or memoir
- nonfiction book
- journalism or personal essay
- white paper and academic or scientific manuscript, particularly in the humanities and psychology
- business project
- proposal for publishers
As your editor, I’ll bring you a fresh, appreciative and candid eye. I can give you flawless grammar without changing your voice. Or you may want a big-picture written evaluation, with suggestions for ways to develop your themes. You may choose to send me an outline, chapters, or give me a completed draft. We’ll be flexible and find what works best for you.
Please feel free to get in touch so we can discuss your project and needs.