Tyler Loveless

As an editor and researcher, I work closely with non-fiction and academic authors to craft compelling book proposals, comb through archives, develop budding manuscripts, and clean up final drafts. 

In addition, I've partnered with Evelyn Duffy—longtime research assistant and in-house editor to Bob Woodward—at Open Boat Editing to offer team-based research and editorial services.

Tyler Loveless, Editor and Researcher

"I have no words to express how much my paper was advanced thanks to Tyler's fantastic editing and insightful reading!"

— Tali Jaffe-Dax, Rutgers University

"Tyler helped me to trim, see the important pieces, and sharpen my argument…. My only regret is not getting in touch with him sooner."

— Marie Sarita Gaytán, University of Utah


I've edited book proposals for best-selling authors, collaborated on several books now in print, and currently serve as an editor at the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. I have supported multiple projects for The Trace, and I regularly source materials from the Library of Congress, the National Archives, local courthouses, and various university collections for my clients.

I hold a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from George Washington University, where I was a Loker-Rice Graduate Fellow and Teaching Assistant, and I have studied Critical Theory at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and Birkbeck, University of London. My own research has appeared in Puncta: Journal of Critical Phenomenology, Problematizing the Profession of Teaching from an Existential Perspective (Information Age, 2022), and Epoché Magazine.

Previously, I advised clients on labor rights issues at Sorini, Samet & Associates, and I led the communications team for three years at the Institute for International Economic Policy. My college newspaper, The Hatchet, won the Associated Collegiate Press’s National Pacemaker Award during my year as managing editor, and I am a winner of the Society of Professional Journalists's Mark of Excellence Award. Originally from Mississippi, I live and work in Washington, D.C.


"Tyler is one of the most gifted and tireless researchers I’ve had the privilege to work alongside."

— Evelyn M. Duffy, Open Boat Editing

"Tyler works with excellent efficiency. He is meticulous, clear, and very well-organized."

— Andrew Almanza, AM Best


As a "full stack" editor, I support authors at all stages of the writing process by providing background research, coaching, line edits, and comprehensive revision plans. Together, we can work on improving textual ambiguity, thematic patterns, argument structure, and more. 

Over the past six years, I've worked with clients to develop and improve manuscripts, book proposals, dissertations, journal articles, writing samples, newsletters, and website copy. For questions about your specific editorial or research needs, email me at the address below. My services include:


Can't find what you're looking for? I'll add depth and context to your project by sourcing records from newspaper archives, university collections, courthouses, genealogical resources, academic journals, historical societies, and local libraries.

Additionally, I have extensive experience navigating the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and other local facilities in Washington, D.C. Using the resources and databases at my disposal, I can locate contact information, reverse-engineering references, draft literature reviews, and provide first-rate fact-checking services.

Book Proposals:

Ready to pitch your manuscript to agents and publishers? They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. My most popular service, I write, develop, and consult on proposals for both trade and academic books.

Developmental Editing:

In need of feedback? I'll perform a careful analysis of what’s working well and what can be improved in your manuscript. I'll evaluate the foundations of your text—including audience, argument, and structure—and provide extensive, detailed recommendations.

Line Editing:

Is your manuscript in need of a tune-up? Send me your latest draft, and I'll provide detailed comments on paragraph and sentence structure, clarity, concision, organization, and word choice, all while making sure your manuscript reads as smoothly as possible.

My rates are project-specific and may depend on a number of factors, including type of service requested, condition of materials, turnaround time, etc. For a good representation of the typical cost of editorial and research work, see this rates sheet, published by the Editorial Freelancers Association.

(202) 441-9222
Washington, D.C.

Copyright © 2023 Tyler Loveless. All rights reserved.