I am an exceptional editor, a prolific writer, and an efficient proofreader. I delight in playing with words and can turn your writing into a masterpiece. I guarantee clients a product that is factually correct (I am a research junky), grammatically sound (I cringe at less-than-perfect sentence structure or punctuation), error-free (I refuse to allow a typo or misspelled word slip by me), and well-written (I hate to bore my readers). For me, the creation and/or polishing of a writing project is a pleasure, not a chore. I truly enjoy the craft of writing and can produce and polish writing in a variety of genres.
Give me the opportunity to help with your next project, and I guarantee you will not be disappointed. I am faithful to work with you until you are satisfied with the result and will put in the extra time and effort to make your next writing project shine.
A professional writer/editor and entrepreneur, I have over 15 years of experience in the publishing industry. In addition, I have worked as a freelancer both on an ongoing basis and sporadically for the past 25 years.
My writing/editing career includes positions as a high school English and writing teacher, ghostwriter for several published authors, award-winning writer of articles, editor of numerous books, dissertations, and technical manuals, and writing coach to both individuals and professional groups. I am an excellent writer, a patient writing coach, and a detail-oriented editor/proofreader.
Services provided include editing, proofreading, writing assistance, format checking, and document production of a variety of documents including, but not limited to:
Web page content writing
Book editing and proofreading
Manuscript editing and proofreading
Training manual development, editing, and proofreading
Dissertation, theses, and term paper editing and proofreading
Resume and cover letter writing, editing, and proofreading
Advertising copy proofreading
Documentation creation and production
Paralegal Certificate ( ABA approved certification)
2007 - 2008
B.A. English (writing-editing)
1975 - 1980
2011 - Present
Dante Publishing, LLC
2009 - Present
2009 - Present
I contribute 8-10 articles per week that are published on several popular web sites on various and sundry topics.
2009 - Present
Stokes Lazarus & Carmichael LLP
2010 - 2011
Moorman Pieschel, LLC
2008 - 2010
Peachtree Editorial Services
Editorial Project Manager/Editor
1995 - 2008
I offer a personalized estimate of the cost of your project. I accept all forms of payment permitted by Elance.
I consider the turnaround time per project and estimate the time of completion depending upon my client's instructions, and inform clients of what I think I can realistically produce in the time frame they set up. I am conscientious about keeping my clients updated, providing sample pages for their approval, and keeping them apprised of the progress of their project.
Dante's Publishing, Owner
Ongoing editorial work
Fayette Woman Magazine, Publisher
Proofreed monthly Fayette Woman Publication
Gallopade International, Editorial Manager
Work in ongoing relationship as a final proofreader of children's educational materials
Peachtree Editorial, Owner
Project Manager/editorial assistant/proofreader