Specialties: Memoir, Business, Fiction, Young Adult
Margaret is a gifted editor and ghostwriter whose professional experience includes positions at two Big Five publishers—Penguin and Simon and Schuster. With over 12 years of experience working with elite authors and publishers, Margaret has a refined sense of what makes a great story and is a seasoned memoir and business-book editor.
She began her career as part of the team that launched Penguin’s cutting-edge young adult imprint, Razorbill. In addition to editing young adult and middle grade novels in a variety of genres, Margaret helped to create original concepts for writer-for-hire projects. At Aladdin, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, Margaret edited a variety of middle grade books including the new Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series and Childhood of Famous Americans series.
For seven years she was the final content reviewer at a not-for-profit organization that teaches meditation. In this role she was responsible for editing and giving final approval on all content and communications distributed to a global audience of thousands. Since then, she has worked with Kevin Anderson & Associates on a wide variety of projects as both an editor and ghostwriter, particularly on full-length books in the fiction, entrepreneurship, and personal development genres.
Margaret is an editor with a knack for putting her finger on what’s working, what needs attention, and why. She offers suggestions and comments in a way that is clear, honest, and kind. She helps clients find workable solutions and overcome obstacles in the writing process. She has a strong attention to detail and knows how to tweak a sentence until it sings. Most of all, Margaret enjoys collaborating and invests herself fully in every project she takes on.