I give every project personalized attention that takes the author’s goals and requirements into consideration, along with a document’s length, scope, and deadline. As an editor, I represent both your interests and those of  your future readers. I will help you ensure that your work is comprehensible and enjoyable.

I will help bring out the best in your work – no project is too large or too small. (Click here for résumé and cover letter review.)

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Book-length works, articles, short stories, genre fiction, and other formats are all very welcome. I also greatly enjoy editing plays, screenplays, and graphic novels.

I highly encourage indie authors, e-book writers, and first-time novelists to get in touch! I offer two levels of fiction editing:

Fiction – substantive edit

I will help you flesh out characters, eliminate plot holes, improve narrative structure, and maintain a consistent voice. I will send you a memo with my overall thoughts and an edited manuscript with line edits. I typically negotiate a flat, per-project fee with authors seeking a substantive edit.

Fiction – line edit

I will read closely for errors in grammar and format, with suggestions for improving brevity and clarity.  I typically request an hourly fee and closely track time spent editing with authors seeking a line edit.

Nonfiction, Commercial, and Academic

Book-length works, magazine articles, memoirs, creative nonfiction, and other formats are welcome. I am also happy to review website or social media content, fliers, advertisements, and other public-facing corporate materials. I am available to edit resumes, graduate school applications, theses, dissertations, syllabi and business plans.

Nonfiction – substantive edit

I will help make sure that all points build to support your overall argument or conclusion; identify examples and anecdotes that are irrelevant or uninteresting; perform basic fact-checking; and ensure that your text is clear and concise, with a focus (unless you request otherwise) on making sure it can be understood by a reasonably-educated layperson.

Nonfiction – line edit

I will read closely for errors in grammar and format, with suggestions for improving brevity and clarity.


Accurate and confidential transcription of interviews, notes, dictation, etc. No limitations on subject matter or number of speakers. Digital recordings only.