I offer a broad range of services to help my clients. Let me know what I can do to assist you in reaching your goals.
I offer developmental, line, and copyediting services for trade fiction (historical fiction, thriller or suspense, mystery or crime, science fiction, and fantasy novels), screenplays, creative nonfiction (book-length travelogues, memoirs, social commentaries, and histories, as well as essays and long-form articles), marketing copy, web content, résumés (curricula vitae), and more.
For nonfiction and business editing, I am particularly interested in anything related to anthropology, archaeology, and history; community advocacy and social justice; death and grieving across cultures; science and technology; humanities and the arts; and international politics.
I can help you adapt your writing to a specific market through localization, which is where I adjust all spelling, grammar, punctuation, usage, idioms and slang, cultural markers, etc. to the correct regional dialect or style.
For globalization, I streamline the writing to global (universal British) English and simplify complex cultural markers to ease future localization or translation of your work.
I would love to give a talk or lead a workshop at your next event. I have several presentations and classes available which cover topics like those listed below.
- Writing fiction and creative nonfiction
- Business writing
- Self-editing for creative writers
- Self-editing for business professionals
- Self-editing for students
- The history of global literature
- Culture and activism in writing
- Authorship as entrepreneurship
- Business success for freelancers
I can use most live or recorded audio—from interviews, classes or lectures, meetings, videos, and more—to create carefully written and formatted transcriptions. I am thorough, and while I can create verbatim transcriptions, I usually edit the copy for length and clarity (removing instances of “um,” correcting ungrammatical sentences, etc.) unless a client requests otherwise.