If you have something to say but can’t find the words or are simply too busy to write, I can distill your thoughts and opinions into clear, powerful, persuasive prose.

If you have words down on the page but can’t quite make all the elements gel, I can help you find the hidden narrative or the best way to organize your information.

If you are almost ready to send your writing out to the world, I can help you polish it to the standards set by major publishing houses.

Books

  • Ghostwriting: Your memoir, story, or nonfiction book written for you according to your brief, in your voice, under your name
  • Book doctoring: Large-scale rewriting and restructuring in which I reshape the plot or the way chapters are organized, and enhance style, readability, and clarity
  • Mentoring: Ongoing feedback, advice, and coaching to guide you as you write
  • Developmental editing: Big-picture editing in which I provide suggestions on ways you can tighten the plot or the way information is organized, content that you should omit or add, and any rewrites that you should consider undertaking
  • Line editing: Fine-detail polishing in which I go through line by line to enhance style, tone, flow, and word choice, and to perfect grammar, punctuation, spelling, and consistency
  • Copyediting: Fine-detail polishing in which I go through line by line to perfect grammar, punctuation, spelling, and consistency
  • Manuscript assessment: A report on the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript and whether you should do further editing or rewriting before making it public
  • Writing query letters and publishing proposals

Websites and blogs

  • Ghost blogging: Your blog written to your brief, in your voice, under your name
  • Website copywriting
  • Copyediting and proofing of blogs and websites

Promotions and marketing

  • Writing direct mail and other promotional and marketing material, such as brochures and e-newsletters

Types of clients I work with

  • Major trade publishing houses
  • Smaller trade publishers
  • Specialty publishers
  • Authors preparing to self-publish
  • Authors preparing  manuscripts for submission to agents or publishers
  • Professionals, entrepreneurs, and small businesses
How I work
Each client is as an individual, and every job is different. Before I quote, I will spend time speaking with you about your needs and goals; I will look over any material you may have already, such as a manuscript, an outline, or rough notes. In the past 20 years, I have garnered experience in almost all types of writing and communication, so I can tailor my work to achieve your aims in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible.
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