Edited Negative Space by Lilly Dancyger.
This deeply researched memoir explores the legacy of art and addiction left behind by Lilly's father, artist Joe Schactman.
Lilly is an independent journalist and essayist, editor, and writing teacher. Her writing has been published in The Guardian, The Washington Post, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Glamour, Complex, The Cut, and elsewhere.
Courtney was one of the best editors I've worked with.
She fully understood what I was trying to accomplish, and edited with my specific goals in mind, which was really refreshing and important. She has a great eye for detail, catching sentence-level imagery and sentence structure that wasn't quite right, without losing the bigger picture of whether the work as a whole was doing justice to the themes and ideas.
I'm definitely hoping to work with Courtney again on my next book, and you should, too.