THANKS for taking the time to visit my site.

I AM A WRITER, EDITOR AND ARTIST. I grew up in Buffalo, New York and now live on a small island in Washington State.

I COPYEDIT and provide DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING for manuscripts on equality, social justice, and global respect. I strive, as the writers that I work with strive, to see and respond without bias.

IN 2018 I finished editing a book on the culture of secrecy and role of propaganda in the CIA. In the recent past I have edited writing on civil rights and non-violent activism, revival of a Chilean Indigenous language, English language learning in South Korea, taboos in higher education in Japan, and early American explorers in Australia. I also was a speaker coach for a microbiologist at TEDx San Juan Island in 2016.

I WRITE FICTION AND POETRY. In 2006, I was awarded the Scribbler’s Prize for the best piece of creative writing by an undergraduate woman for a collection of my poetry. The prize was awarded by the State University of New York at Buffalo.

photo of me reading at Talking Leaves

Jill Twist reading her short story at Talking Leaves Bookstore, Buffalo, New York