Editorial Services


Manuscript Consultation, Editing, & Proofreading

I am a lifelong grammar nerd and experienced wordsmith with an MFA in Creative Writing and 30+ years of experience as a writer, editor, and proofreader. Full details in my bio, here.

As a freelancer, I work with individuals and organizations, remotely and in-person, on short- and long-term projects—from personal essays to book manuscripts to corporate magazines and brochures to higher-ed or nonprofit publications and marketing materials. 

I perform the following services with speed, accuracy, and compassion:

► Developmental Editing: We'll  look at the whole picture—organization, form, structure, audience, voice, tone, and purpose. We'll make decisions together about how best to proceed with short or long projects. I offer feedback in person, by phone, or electronically. Honest answers guaranteed.

►  Copyediting: Line editing for grammar, punctuation, redundancy, basic organization. I edit directly on hard copy or electronically with MS Word Track Changes.

►  Proofreading: Checking grammar, punctuation, syntax. Fluent in APA and Chicago styles. Exceptionally persnickety. I'm a writer. I understand the stakes.

► Rewriting: You retain your voice. I collaborate with you to enhance it.

Please contact me for rates and availability. For testimonials, click here.

Individual Writing Coaching

Are you stuck or blocked creatively? Is that inner perfectionist or critic interfering with your goals? Do your writing habits need revision? Perhaps you need someone who will provide structure, accountability, encouragement, and incisive feedback to keep you on track. 

As a writer, I understand firsthand the struggles and rewards of a regular writing practice. We will work deeply and constructively on understanding and overcoming your internal and external obstacles. Then, we’ll create a personalized schedule and set realistic but challenging goals to keep you motivated and focused.  

Contact me to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation to discuss your personal needs and goals. Sessions may be conducted by phone or in person at my office in Newton Highlands, Mass.