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 enjoy working with authors and editing their texts. I've been doing this since 1982.
From 1982 to 1997, I was writing and editing in Japan where I worked with many ESL writers.
After I returned to the United States in 1997, I began working with every type of writer: academic, scientific, financial, student, journalist, creative writer, and others.
On all projects, I follow my clients’ specifications and meet all deadlines.
I return an edited copy with all changes clearly indicated (tracked changes are in red).
I also provide numerous comments and suggestions. I then follow up promptly on all e-mail messages to resolve any pending issues.
The free edit option is always on, so you can see what I can do and I can see what you need to do.
My availability is seven days a week. 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.
20% discount with LifeScienceEditor - use Coupon Code LifeScienceEditor upon checkout. I copyedit for clarity, concision, and flow. I have edited more than 400 documents, of which 95% have been academic manuscripts in the life sciences, earth sciences, and chemistry. Most of my clients are ESL scientists from Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Europe. I thoroughly enjoy helping scientists improve their writing, finish their theses, and publish in scientific journals. I find learning about new scientific research exhilarating and consider myself fortunate to be able to spend my days clarifying the written scientific word. In addition to my academic work, I have also edited a non-fiction book, admissions essays, and personal documents.