We love to help authors produce excellent books. If you love to write them, we should talk.
I launched My Two Cents Editing in 2009 as a freelance editor and have steadily expanded. Now we are a crew of literary specialists offering comprehensive manuscript critiques and a full range of editing services: editorial assessment, developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, proofreading, and post-editing cleanup.
I’m a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, the Missouri Writers Guild, the St. Louis Publishers Association, and Reedsy (where you can see my portfolio).
Because many of my clients are indie authors, I’ve made it my business to get dirt under my nails in the wildly blossoming self-publishing industry.
Since launching My Two Cents Editing in 2009, I’ve been a full-time freelance editor and have attended every publishing conference and literary event I can.
I go to all the sessions, take a million notes, make lots of new friends, and then bring the latest industry news and knowledge back to my clients, the most successful of whom are enthusiastic marketers and savvy networkers.
Our adventures in the publishing world:
BookExpo America, Chicago – April 2016
Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference, Los Angeles – June 2017
West Coast Writers’ Conference, Los Angeles – July 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles – April 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
Digital Author & Indie Publishing Conference, Los Angeles – February 2015, 2014
Indie Author Day for Library Journal’s SELF-e, Los Angeles – January 2015
Genre-LA Writers’ Conference, Los Angeles – October 2014, 2013
UCLA Extension Writers’ Faire, Los Angeles – since August 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
The Houston Writers’ Guild’s Annual Conference, Houston – April 2014
Writer’s Digest Conference West, Los Angeles – September 2013, 2012
Our workshops, panels, and speaking gigs:
Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference, Los Angeles – June 2017. Panels – Matthew Arkin
Pierre Laclede Honors College at University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis – 2016. Editing Master Class workshop – Meghan Pinson
West Coast Writers’ Conference, Los Angeles – 2015, 2014, 2012. Editing Master Class workshops, panels, ProCritiques – Meghan Pinson
Digital Author & Indie Publishing Conference, Los Angeles – 2015, 2014. Panels, critique sessions – Meghan Pinson
Houston Writers’ Guild’s Annual Conference, Houston – 2014. Novel Revision 101 workshop, contest judge, critique sessions – Meghan Pinson
Sherman Oaks Nanos – 2014. Month-long series of Editing Master Classes – Meghan Pinson
Genre-LA Writers’ Conference, Los Angeles – 2015, 2014, 2013. Panels, critique sessions – Meghan Pinson
Chapman University’s Pub(lishing) Crawl, Orange County – 2013. Lecture on career options for creative writing students – Meghan Pinson