I have over thirty years of experience as an editor (books, book chapters, scientific journal articles, theses, dissertations, grants, popular writing) and writer (chapters, scientific journal articles, grants, nonfiction and fiction). Nonfiction prize winner in Lit. mag. contests, finalist in Lit. mag. fiction contest. My goal is to help writers produce a manuscript that expresses their message best in a voice appropriate to their intended audience. I ensure that their material exhibits correct grammar and syntax and adheres to the style required: Concise and descriptive for academic articles, chapters, or books and dramatic for popular writing.
I have enjoyed working with authors and editing their texts since 1982—a span of 38 years and counting.
I had the good fortune to spend 15 years writing and editing in Japan and working with many ESL writers.
Now in the United States, I have worked on behalf of every type of writer: academic, scientific, finance, student, journalist, creative writer, and others.
For all projects, I follow my clients’ specifications and meet all deadlines. I return an edited copy with all changes clearly indicated (i.e., tracked changes in red) and provide numerous comments and suggestions. I also follow up promptly on all e-mail messages to resolve any pending issues. My availability is seven days a week to meet my clients' needs. I live in the Eastern Time Zone (North Carolina) and typically start my day at 6:00 a.m. and then edit until the day's work is done. I look forward to working with you and thank you for entrusting your documents to me.
10% discount with WordWiz - use Coupon Code WordWiz upon checkout. I am a Virginia native with a Master's Degree in Education with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction. I currently work as a promotional writer in the marketing department for a large university.
I'll make your writing more concise and edit for grammatical and conventional errors. I've worked for years with ESL students and can specifically edit and give tips on nuances in the English language.
My passion is helping others tell their stories and share their ideas through writing. I have edited all types of writing as a peer editor while working through my Master's and in my 17 years of teaching in high-school English classrooms. I've also been a professional email writer for a retail company, consistently exceeding their expectations for client communication.Because helping others with their writing is my passion, I edit well and edit quickly. I'll eagerly follow any client's specifications and am available 7 days a week. I'm located in the Eastern Time Zone and typically start my day pretty early, and I'm happy to stay up late to ensure all documents are not only returned by the deadline, but they are edited to the highest of standards.
Happy to do a free sample edit.
Some examples of recently completed work: (1) an economics article for publication, (2) a nonfiction novel about leadership for small business owners, and (3) a fiction novel about mermaids.
When editing a given work, I take both copyediting and proofreading into consideration. My expertise is US English, but I can work in UK English as well. I am well versed in CMOS, MLA, and APA. Alternatively, I can follow an in-house style guide as long as you provide it (or a link to it). I have working knowledge of AP Style. I follow the "Five Cs" when editing and will always strive to make your work as clear, correct, concise, comprehensible, and consistent as possible.
My aim is to enhance your writing in order to capture your target audience's attention. I take my work very seriously and put my all into producing a high-quality end product. I read, write, and edit material every day and look forward to any opportunity I get to help others.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Happy writing!