is a writer, editor, and writing consultant. He studies Creative Writing at Columbia University where he has studied literary fiction, western classics, memoir writing, journalism, children’s writing, and most recently, poetry. He also received training as a writing consultant and helps other writers “find their audience and their voice” in multiple genres.
As a freelance writer/editor, Jim has a wide array of writing experience: he has co-authored scientific papers, ghostwritten academic articles and romantic fiction, he is co-authoring a young adult fantasy novel, and writes health advocacy content for several non-profit patient-support organizations. He has edited extensively in the fields of self-help, spirituality, and academic writing. His favorite genres to write are fantasy, horror, and sci-fi.
Jim grew up in The Bronx but spent his weekends and summers in rural New York State. He currently lives in New York City with his wife of 30 years, and their four cats. He’s a big movie buff, loves all things Tolkien, Star Wars, and H.P. Lovecraft, dabbles in the visual arts, and loves telling bedtime stories to his nieces and nephews.
JIM EDITS THE FOLLOWING GENRES:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror, Action and Adventure, Mystery, Self-Help
PRAISE FOR JIM:
“I worked with Jim creating educational material for a non-profit patient support organization. I was impressed by his ability to anticipate how materials would be perceived by different eyes, and by how compassionate he was through the whole process. Jim takes writing seriously and that has benefitted me and the many people who rely so much on the thoughtful work he’s done.”
- Gary M. Sanders, VP of Patient Outreach, retired
“Jim is a writer extraordinaire. He is an asset to any team and puts his full self into his work. If you want to experience a thoughtful writer/editor, Jim is your guy. Reliable, expert, and kind. A winning combination.”
- Helene Lerner Founder, www.womenworking.com
“Working with Jim has been unlike any previous experience that I’ve had with an editor. Perhaps that is because the title of “editor” doesn’t adequately capture all that he embodies; writing therapist may be more fitting. Jim is able to transform what can traditionally feel like a very vulnerable and frustrating process into a productive opportunity for collaboration and growth. In every session, he puts the writer first. He gives me the space to prioritize my concerns, and by the end of every consultation, I feel confident in how I can parse through the nuances of the obstacles before me. Regardless of where I am in my writing process – be it a scrambled collection of ideas or a polished draft – Jim meets me there. He knows how to embody the presence of the reader I hope to reach and, in doing so, asks just the right questions at just the right moments in my work. In more ways than one, it is because of Jim that I have developed not only my writing, but also my love for the process of the craft."
- Elise Gout, Writing Consultant, Columbia University Writing Center