I specialize in copy-editing, ensuring consistency in argument and narrative, and proofreading for academic publications in the fields of literature, politics, history, and the Classics. Books I’ve worked on have been published with university presses at Stanford, Cambridge, and Oxford, as well as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Lexington Press. Michael McFaul’s From Cold War to Hot Peace was a #1 New York Times Bestseller (a good statistic regardless of your politics). I also have 10 years experience editing for magazines, educational resources, and web journals.
My goal is to make your writing clear, precise, and accurate, and to ensure that your text comes across to your readers the way you want it to. That might mean clarifying or developing your argument, streamlining the flow of your narrative, or just checking your p’s and q’s. I enjoy the process of getting to know an author’s style, goals, and personality, and I ensure that the full editing experience is friendly, professional, and rewarding. I’ve worked with tenured professors and students for whom English wasn’t a first language, and my focus is always on honing the author’s language but staying true to his or her style. No matter what your background or writing methods, I’ll do my best to help you find your voice.