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.
I have also had the good fortune of spending 15 years (1982–1997) writing and editing in Japan and in subsequent years working with many ESL writers.
Now in the United States, I have worked on behalf of every type of writer: academic, scientific, financial, 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.
I am an editor with over 25 years' experience with copyediting books, magazines, newspapers, thesis papers, journals, and the Internet. I am fast, accurate, and have a passion for helping you find the perfect word, sentence, and paragraph to help communicate your ideas, without changing your voice. Whether it is your essay, fiction book, thesis paper, blog, article -- just about any medium that requires the written word -- I will make you sound clear and concise. My editing skills are backed with extensive experience in substantive and developmental editing, writing, page layout and design, photography, and prepress. Further, I am familiar with APA, MLA, AP, AIP, and the Chicago manuals of style.
Professional Editor with 10+ years' experience (B.A. in Print Journalism, Ball State University)
Professional Award-Winning Writer
University English Professor/ESL Instructor
Certified Professional Resume Writer (M.S. in HR Management, DeVry University)
Fiction, Book, Academic, Non-Fiction, ESL (English as a Second Language), Business, Personal, Style, Formatting, PowerPoint, PDF
Number of Pages Edited: 7,509
Let me, an award-winning BA in Journalism, make the power of the written word work for you! I have e...
Let me, an award-winning BA in Journalism, make the power of the written word work for you! I have edited more than 1.5 million words, and counting, for clients across the United States and throughout the world (from college papers--including theses and dissertations--to college application essays, recommendation letters, business letters, municipal documents, professional journal articles, school newsletters, e-mails, and even resumes; in fact, I am a Certified Professional Resume Writer with the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches). I am a creative and effective communications professional with 10 years of experience in the editing/writing field and a proven ability to meet deadlines--I respect your time! I am noted for my strong skills in English grammar/punctuation usage, voice, tense, spelling, flow, sentence structure, clarity, and consistency as well as Chicago, APA, AP, MLA, CSE, Turabian, Harvard, and other style manuals you request be followed. My goal is to make your writing sharper while helping you to maintain your voice; I work very hard to make sure that I understand the message that you are attempting to communicate in writing. My passionate sense of accuracy; organization; attention to detail; and familiarity with Microsoft Word are second to none. I can't wait to make your document beam of professionalism and feature an impressive flare that will help you to achieve your goal!