I’m a freelance editor and edit book-length literary manuscripts, academic manuscripts,  short stories, and articles. My clients have included Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, Sylvia Chan-Malik, and Ryan Pittington, among others.

As The Rumpus Saturday editor and managing editor, I edited interviews, essays, and columns by a variety of writers who include Jerry Stahl, Peter Orner, Rick Moody, Thomas Page McBee, Katie Crouch, J. Ryan Stradal, and more.

I started editing as a student at UC Santa Cruz through participating in several fiction writing workshops, as well as running a student-run literary magazine as the fiction editor and then editor-in-chief. Out of college, when I worked at 826 Valencia and 826LA, I focused on editing student writing and publications, such as Exactly, chapbooks (Give the Fish Skin to the Wind), and newspapers (826LA Good Times and Bay-farer).

For inquiries, please contact ruiz (dot) zoe (at) gmail (dot) com.