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I’m a freelance writer and editor and a California native. In addition to my client work, I focus on mixed race identity, grief, and loss. I’m currently working on a memoir about taking care of my father at the end of life, titled, “Mixed Messages: A Father Daughter Story in Black and White.”

I’ve been published in such outlets as The New York Times, New York Daily News, Real Simple, and Los Angeles Review of Books. I also authored “Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide: Educators’ Guide.” Visit my portfolio page for a full list of works.

With a master’s degree in English literature and three years’ experience teaching the SAT, I provide individual and business clients impeccable editing services. Whether you’re writing a dissertation, an e-book, or non-profit report, I have the background and experience to polish your work.

The illustration above is courtesy of the talented Giselle Potter, who created the image for my New York Times piece about my grandmother.

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I am just beginning to explore memoir writing. Shannon has helped me better express and refine my stories by pushing me to dig deeper and say things I was afraid to say. I’ve been thrilled with the results.

Nabil Ayers

Every writer needs a great editor, and Shannon has helped to improve the quality of my work on various levels – not to mention she’s just a lovely person with whom to work. If she were on Netflix, I’d definitely give her five stars!

Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn