Looking for quick help on an editing, writing, or training project?
I'm a communications professional with over thirty years of experience in writing, editing, and teaching; much of my work has taken place in highly technical settings. I've done everything from writing computing brochures to editing novels and film scripts, and from developing a course on "Training the Trainers" to creating and managing Web sites. If you'd like your material turned into everyday English, I'm your resource.
My editing resume includes two years at an award-winning literary magazine (as the copyeditor, then editor-in-chief); several years editing a flagship computer publication at a major university; and two years copyediting — of both user-support pages and the weekly email newsletter — at a website named among the “Best of the Best” by Forbes and the “50 Best Websites” by TIME. I am currently a contract editor at the award-winning financial site The Motley Fool, which has praised me for "fantastic work."
My freelance editing career has involved projects as diverse as promotional brochures, short-story and novel manuscripts, and a script for a film parody. I've worked with published authors on tight deadlines: line-editing articles for a frequent contributor to Smashing Magazine, copyediting a nonfiction book for a division of Simon & Schuster, and proofreading portions of three personal-computing manuals for a major technical press.
As an editor, I'm eagle-eyed and thorough, but I'm comfortable working at whatever editing (or proofreading) level you prefer. For example, I can:
My rates depend on the complexity of work you'd like done; when we discuss your project, we'll find a level that suits your needs.
As a writer, I've produced work as diverse as:
I excel in making complex material understandable to a non-technical audience. Give me a subject, and I'll make it understandable by readers who are new to the field. My style is friendly, straightforward, and clear.
How to get started
For a quote on your project, just drop me a line: