Professional Affiliations

San Diego Professional Editors Network

Hawai'i Writers Guild


Recent Professional Activities

Editing, Becoming Love-able: How

a Man Can Grow to be a More Loving Partner  by Richard Matzkin, Spring 2023; Editing, Ageless Love: The Sexy Science of Falling in Love Forever by Barbara R. Grossman, Ph.D. and Michael J. Grossman, M.D, August 2022; Editing and book trailer for leaves and their tree by Paris Jessie, 2021; Editing, typesetting, book trailer for SASS  by Erika Verónica Brown, 2021; Editing for MANI-festo: A Call for Men to Become Warriors for Kindness by Richard Matzkin, 2020;

Writing, Honorable Mention, Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, Nimrod International Journal, 2019.

Partial listing. CV upon request


​​​​Publications and Performances
"In Your Mind Only," "Where to Start," and "Cosmic Andagi," Chiburu: Anthology of Hawai'i Okinawa Literature, edited by Lee A. Tonouchi, Spring 2023; "Little Bird: Songs for Children" lyrics, music, performance by Pianta, 2020; "Uchinanachu," "Mother," "Father,"Nimrod International Journal, Fall 2019; "Haku," with Kumu Hula Kapena and Kumu Hula Lokelani, Adirondack Review, Fall 2019;"True Story," Metafore, Spring 2019; “Air,” “Ethnobotany,”and“The Well We Drink From,San Diego Reader, April 2016, “Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres,”  "Before,” San Diego Poetry Annual 2014 – 2015, March 2015.

Partial listing. CV upon request




My Background and Approach

I've worked with beginning and experienced writers in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for over twenty years.  What I've learned is that each editor has a different approach, and each writer has a different voice and process. My goal is to help writers remain true to themselves while meeting the professional expectations in their genre. Whether the writer is a physician, therapist, poet, or musician, the  most original and fulfilling work occurs when a writer's voice and creative process are allowed to fully develop.

Pianta

BA in English and MA in English as a Second Language