I am a freelance editor and writing consultant with a Ph.D. in English. With over twelve years working as an editor and writer, I bring the very highest level of editing, coaching, and consulting skills to your academic, business, or non-fiction report, article, thesis, book, or e-book project.

services :: manuscript development

developmental edit graphicIT’S ALL ABOUT THE BIG PICTURE. Some will say book doctor, others writing coach, and still others manuscript developmental editor, but the need is the same.

Whether you’re rushing to pull together a timely article or report, embarking on a large, multi-author project, or struggling with an armful of notes for your first e-book, I can help you create the scaffolding you’ll need.

I look at the big picture and untangle arguments, set the tone, create consistent signage, streamline content, and overview the process that will lead to the finished product you had in mind.

Working as both coach and consultant, I can help you to

  • brainstorm ideas (from your layout and organization to the title)
  • create a readership profile
  • build and update a development plan
  • set milestones
  • resolve problems that stand in the way of success
  • enjoy the process of creation

other services

substantive edit graphicSUBSTANTIVE EDITING
Make a difference.
Find the perfect way to say what you want to say.
copyedit graphicCOPYEDITING
Keep the pages turning.
Correct grammar and word choice will let your ideas shine.
manuscript evaluation graphicMANUSCRIPT EVALUATION
Take a step back.
An objective eye will help set you in the right direction.