Bringing my excellent editorial eye and writing skills to the support of business and creative projects. Specializing in developmental editing and self-publishing projects.
In addition to copyediting and formatting several dissertations, designing marketing materials, coaching writers, and updating websites, I have worked on several books and other publications –
—In a Moving River Nothing is Set in Stone: A Letter for Insurgent Dreamers (AK Press), Scott Crow ~proofreading, design, layout, preprint production
—Homosexuality: A Scriptural Way Forward for the United Methodist Church (Amazon/EnerPower Press), Joe Miller ~developmental editing, design, layout, preprint production
—Poetrie: The Truth Is (Amazon), Marie Louise Elliott
—Immortal as Thor (Amazon), Marie Louise Elliott ~proofreading, design, layout, preprint production
For many today the issue of homosexuality is easily and clearly settled in scripture. The issue, for them, is one of scriptural authority. One either obeys the command found in scripture or one does not. Yet for others, the scriptural commands are not nearly as clear as claimed, and the issue is not obedience, but rather interpretation. It is not whether one will obey God's will, once known, b... read more
Marie Louise Elliott challenged herself to write a poem a day for a year. The result is a collection of free verse, haiku, and epigrams that illuminates the year’s events, both public and personal, and expresses the poet’s growing awareness that permission to speak is always granted by the truth that refuses to be silent. Exploring contemporary yet timeless, individual yet universal refrains, ... read more
Marie Louise Elliott’s Immortal as Thor says goodbye—sometimes in anger, sometimes in frustration, sometimes in deep, deep sorrow, and always in resolution. But the poems do not only or merely say goodbye. In the leave-taking, the poet embraces the human relationships and the grandeur of the natural world that will console and provide for her on her journey home. If you, too, have said or must... read more
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I'm a freelance editor and collaborator who worked at HarperCollins Publishers for nine years before going freelance. Non-fiction only.
My favorite projects include fiction (literary, mainstream, romance), travel writing, and academic work (humanities).