are a few of the writing and editing services I provide on both a continuing
or one-time basis for corporate, nonprofit, and individual clients.
I serve as the firm’s writer-on-call for its personal care line, producing
label and sales copy for signature and private label products. I also consult on other projects
as needed, most recently providing a ten-minute script for an on-line presentation.
I'm currently working with a Chicago business executive to turn his
rough draft into a finished manuscript ready to send to agents and
publishers. I'm doing both developmental editing (helping to organize
the copy and suggesting areas to expand or delete) and line editing
(correcting spelling, fixing punctuation, etc.) When we have a clean,
polished manuscript, I'll help write a book proposal and identify
appropriate agents and publishers to approach about publishing this
Client: Grant Writer
I collaborate with a freelance grant writer to brainstorm grant
approaches and language, serve as a second pair of eyes to ensure that
copy matches RFP requirements, and provide copyediting service as
I helped two arts specialists reorganize and polish a book manuscript on how to create and fund community arts centers.
Client: Agricultural cooperative
The director of a grain co-op hired me to write a 20-minute good news/bad
news speech he had to deliver at the annual meeting. I reviewed his
first draft, discussed approaches by phone and email, and e-mailed the
final draft eight days from his initial contact.
Client: Specialty law firm
I wrote templates for partners to use in letters that introduce the
firm’s specialties to three segments of the business community.
Client: Real estate agent
He had a great idea for a promotional brochure, but was too close to
the first draft to catch his typing errors. I cleaned up minor inconsistencies
in spelling, punctuation and grammar and polished the copy so that his
brochure reflected the professional approach of the rest of his client
His project caught the eye of a radio show host, and he hired me to
write product information materials. I also wrote press releases when
he pitched the product to special-interest consumer magazines.
Client: Medical service provider
The public relations manager of a state-wide agency hired me to proofread
the agency’s 37-page annual report. Deadline: one-and-a-half working
days. I delivered the completed report to her desk at the start of the
second working day.
Client: Local History Society
The Society enlisted a dozen volunteers to research and write captions
for a photographic history of the city. I put together a style guide
for the project, and copyedited the manuscript to ensure consistency
of punctuation, grammar, and spelling.