I have worked with a range of authors to draft and revise manuscripts including articles, reports, scholarly monographs, dissertations, and books. I am skilled at tailoring written work to specific purposes and audiences. Just as important, in all my projects I respect the author's individual voice and tone. As one colleague remarked:
"When I work with you, I sound like myself, but taller and better dressed!"
Copy Editing and Proofreading:
As an experienced copy editor and proofreader, I ensure that writing is free from errors in grammar, syntax, punctuation, and spelling, and that it is clear and logically consistent. I am well-versed in Chicago Manual of Style, APA and MLA guidelines.
In this process I work collaboratively with authors over a longer period of time, helping shape an idea, rough draft, or outline into a completed manuscript.
In substantive editing, I focus on larger issues of organization, clarity, and consistency, as well as research and fact-checking. The goal is to make sure that the author's writing is as strong and effective as possible.
As a writing coach I have worked with high school and college students, helping them complete classroom assignments, prepare essays and reports, and improve their writing and critical thinking skills.
Recent Book Projects