Hi. I'm Tabetha, and I have a love affair with words.
"Good writing starts with words on the page; great writing comes from creative revision and editing."
It’s about more than plot or structure, characters or setting. For me, it’s about how the craft of writing expands and evolves through the editing process. It might begin with an idea, but a great story grows out of all the elements woven in at each stage of revision. With a focus on collaborative guidance, I aim to help you improve not just your work, but everything you write.
a bit more background...
I started my career in craft publishing in 2008, designing, writing, and editing over 300+ knitting patterns, producing a decent handful of knitting books, and writing untold amounts of sales copy, blog posts, and newsletters.
On top of all that, I have spent the last twenty years reading, writing, and studying the craft of fiction, specifically romance, mystery, and suspense. My writing and editing skills in fiction and craft non-fiction continue to improve under the training and mentorship of respected authors, such as L.A. Mitchell, Roni Loren, Becca Syme, and Margie Lawson.
Education & Training
- B.A. in Sociology
- Copy Editing Certificate Program from Writer’s Digest University
- Developmental Editing for Fiction training from the Editorial Arts Academy
- 6-week Copyediting Group Mentorship: Thriller with Editorial Arts Academy
- Deep Editing, Rhetorical Devices, and More with Margie Lawson
- Ghostwriting training and coaching from L.A. Mitchell
Looking for My Knitting Patterns?
While I have retired from independent design, I have the immense pleasure to design for SweetGeorgia Yarns. You can find my work on their site HERE.
- I’m married to a guy (lovingly called the Goat) who mountain bikes, tinkers with his motorcycle, and fixes appliances outside of his dad duties. He puts up with my crazy whirlwind ideas and obsessions.
- I will fight you over the Oxford comma. Wink.
- I have two amazing, intelligent teenagers who both wear me out and inspire me with their wealth of questions, sass (sigh… a little too much sass), curiosity, imagination, and independence.
- I love learning, but there are special topics that I have studied (frequently and regularly) since I was a teenager: eastern medicine (particularly Ayurveda), yoga, gardening, herbology, religious history.
- I have a strong background in medicine as an ex-EMT and a SAR (Search & Rescue) volunteer. It also helps that half of my family is in emergency medicine, too. That background fuels my love of romantic suspense.