I’ve edited for academic and trade publishers for many years. Publishers find that I develop excellent working relationships with authors as well as with their in-house editors. These relationships allow me to handle much of the go-between work for them in turning manuscript drafts into successful books.

I am especially skilled and experienced in development and substantive editing. In addition, I am a thorough copyeditor with extensive knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style and familiarity with the MLA Handbook and AP Stylebook. I also work with in-house style sheets.

I can help you

  • Communicate effectively with authors.
  • Work with authors on manuscript development.
  • Focus manuscript content and enhance organization.
  • Create smooth transitions between author drafts and publishable manuscripts
    with precise copyediting and comments.
  • Ensure that authors understand the additions and revisions you need.

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.
— Mark Twain