About Sandra

Writing, editing, indexing.

When I edit or index, I think of myself as a mediator between the author and the reader. I focus on making the reader’s experience the best I possibly can while respecting the author’s intent.

When it comes to my writing, I appreciate great editing and welcome feedback. In addition to fiction, I have written about my community for Lake Travis Lifestyle and before that for the North Lake Travis Log.

I’ve enjoyed two wonderful fellowships so far, some of the most intense learning experiences of my life. At the Michener Center for Writers, I focused on fiction, screenwriting, and translation. And as an editorial fellow at the University of Texas Press, I learned what goes into publishing great books, including developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, and indexing.

I hold an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA from Western Washington University. I have also taken professional development courses in food and tech writing and in Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign, and Scrivener.