As a "full stack" editor, I support authors at all stages of the writing process by providing background research, coaching, line and copy 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.

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