I am available to edit for publishers with special projects. Previous clients have included McGraw-Hill, Scholastic, Schoolwide, Six Red Marbles, and more.
While my preferred style guide is CMS, I am also familiar with most others. I can quickly adapt to your house style on request.
I work with a limited number of individual writers seeking to polish their manuscripts for submission or for self-publishing.
• “Thank you for this critique! It was absolutely amazing—so thoughtful, so detailed, so on target.”
• “I have to say in all my years of writing for newspapers and magazines and now for children, you are one of the best editors I've ever worked with. Your comments have always been very precise, never vague, and have always kept the spirit of the manuscript while improving it!”
• “I wish I'd met you earlier, instead of struggling aimlessly in the dark. Now I'm beginning to see the light. Thank you so much!”
• "While I continue to pick up wisdom from a variety of sources, the results working with you have been very consistent. My writing has always improved after receiving your feedback."
I felt honored when one of my clients blogged about her experience working with me. If you enjoy personal success stories, you might like this one about the editing process.