The Finishing Touch works with writers and business leaders as a coach, content editor and graphic designer to prepare manuscripts and e-books for publication. It is my passion to work with clients to help bring their vision to reality with excellence. What often separates an average work from a stellar masterpiece is the necessary labor in the final stages of development to bring the piece to perfection.
I work with authors to clarify content and bring consistency in voice. I will offer suggestions, add humor when appropriate, and provide the necessary research to give added strength to the message. I work with both fiction and non-fiction authors. I presently teach creative writing classes locally in Knoxville, Tennessee and have assisted nine authors in the publication of their books. In addition, I am a published co-author of a best-seller. According to the author’s intended distribution, I edit using Chicago Manual of Style, AP Style Book or the MLA Handbook for PhD and MA candidates.
I have a BA and MA in English and have earned awards of excellence for writing and graphic design in five industry sectors. In addition to excellent writing and editing skills, I also offer a wealth of knowledge in pre-press preparation of documents in a wide range of formats. I use all of the Adobe design programs to prepare finished documents. I hope to assist my clients with the skills acquired over the past 20 years of writing and editing in a wide range of platforms which include: radio and television broadcasts, speeches, newsletters, brochures, annual reports, as well as books. I look forward to working with you to bring just the right finishing touch to your project.
No project is too big or too small for my full dedication from beginning to end. No project is complete until my customer is completely satisfied. I look forward to the opportunity of earning your trust as I build my reputation on Elance.