About Me

I began editing in 2003 while I was an MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and have been writing and editing full-time since 2005. I’ve now worked with hundreds of authors across dozens of genres, written eight collaborative titles, and cultivated relationships with many of the top literary agents in the business. The Writers’ Workshop taught me a great deal about the creative side of writing, but it was working as an editor and collaborator that taught me the business of publishing. As a writer with experience on both sides of the desk, I’m in a unique position to help you make your book a work of creative and commercial success.

I hold degrees in English literature and philosophy & religion (B.A.), theology (M.Div.), and fiction (MFA). I’ve also done fiction-writing courses through the Harvard Extension School and Boston’s Grub Street Writers. Along the way I’ve judged fiction contests and been a submission reader for AGNI and The Iowa Review. My fiction has appeared in West Branch, The Florida Review, Memorious, Necessary Fiction, Meridian, and Confrontation, and is forthcoming in The Maine Review.

If you have further questions about my services or would like to discuss your work, please contact me at ckneppereditor@gmail.com