Hello, writers! I know you want an editor who:
- Totally gets your struggles as a writer (because I'm a writer, too!)
- Takes the time to learn about you, your goals, and your vision before plunging into your novel or short story
- Gives detailed, specific, and clear suggestions (because you need more than vague opinions and random “feedback” to shape a brilliant story)
- Never responds to "why?" with "because that's how it is" (I can always explain the logic behind my suggestions, which means you get to learn through the process)
- Isn't trying to "fix" your writing (it's not broken!), or make it into something it's not. You want an editor brings your story into alignment with your intentions, not someone who is trying to make your story theirs!
- Goes the distance to make sure you feel taken care of — presents you with different options, gets on the phone to answer all your questions, responds promptly to your emails, and makes the editing process smooth and enjoyable
- Truly believes in you and your writing — I can guarantee this because I only work with writers who have a vision I can honestly get on board with
- Unlike other editors who offer everything under the sun, you want an editor who specializes in story development for fiction writers, and has years of experience working with writers just like you
Ready to talk about your story?
The official bio:
Bucket Siler is a published writer, zine enthusiast, and the founder of Santa Fe Zine Fest. Her most recent zine is Pigtail Girls, a dark, feminist fantasy illustrated by Lindsay Payton. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop, and has been a Vermont Studio Center fellow and the recipient of a Fulcrum Fund Award. Her work has appeared in Bracken, The Nervous Breakdown, and Storm Cellar, where she won second prize the 2017 Force Majeure Flash Contest. You can learn more about her work on her writer's website. When she's not writing or sleeping, she likes to wander around the desert, drink tea, give unusually long hugs to her friends, and make off-kilter jokes with a straight face. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has lived in New Mexico since 2006.