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Editorial Consulting Services

Sometimes a film needs a fresh set of eyes and a second opinion from an experienced editor who isn’t too close to the material. I have consulted on dozens of films, offering detailed editing notes, advice on refining characters or storylines, restructuring the dramatic arc of a film, or cutting a feature length doc to a TV hour or educational version.

Recent projects include Gemma Cubero del Barrio’s OTTOMATICAKE, Ciara Lacy’s OUT OF STATE, Deirdre Fishel & Tony Heriza’s CARE and IS YOUR STORY MAKING YOU SICK?, directed by Frances Causey.

Give me a call, I would love to help you out.


Editorial/story consulting for feature documentary by Gemma Cubero del Barrio.

Out of State

Editor for PBS version of film, cutting 79 minute feature to 56:46 minute PBS length.


Editor of 36 minute educational version of feature length film.

Is Your Story Making You Sick?

Editor of 15 minute educational version of feature length documentary.

I trust Shirley’s eye and way of seeing the world through film. She is not only a very talented film editor, but a trustworthy film professional and a storyteller of great depth.

Director, Ottomaticake & Homecoming

We brought two jobs to Shirley for our documentary CARE and she knocked them both out of the park. She did both jobs in way less time than we had any reason to expect–and the final products exceeded our expectations. Shirley is a sharp and insightful editor, a great collaborator, and lots of fun. We couldn’t recommend her more highly.

Director & Producer, CARE
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