Nell has an amazing eye and heart for reading and editing people’s stories. While she brings sharp, observational questions that every writer needs to produce better work, she does so in a way that is kind and generous, and always in a manner that leaves you feeling encouraged to get back to the writing. I can’t recommend her highly enough to any creative writer, at any level, who seeks coaching, editing, and high-level manuscript guidance.

—Jane Friedman, Consultant www.janefriedman.com


For five years, Nell has been the first reader of my written work. Her edits have allowed my stories to emerge, unburdened.  She sloughs the fat while maintaining an appreciation for subtlety, for tenderness. She asks the questions that make my pieces find their focus. Anyone to get her eyes on their work is a lucky soul.

Lulu Miller, co-founder Invisibilia podcast & author of Why Fish Don’t Exist (forthcoming, 2019)


Nell is an outstanding, memorable writer and editor with a particular gift for giving spot-on feedback. I trust her absolutely to improve whatever writing crosses her desk. Without a doubt, if Nell has edited it, it’s going to be a far better piece in the end.

Abby Farson Pratt, Editor and Content Strategist, Journey Group


Nell is part of the small writing group I’m in. I always look forward to her editorial feedback—which is, without fail, spot-on. Her own writing is a pleasure, even in early drafts, rich in detail and research; Nell is that rare bird who can synthesize literature and old-fashioned reporting.

Jennifer Niesslein, founder and editor of Full Grown People