Liz is a former social worker who has been writing and editing for over 20 years.
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She is a former editor of a weekly consumer niche publication, where she honed her ability to provide quality work on strict deadlines. During that time she interviewed, wrote and edited articles. In 1993, she edited her first full-length non-fiction book.
In 1997, Liz completed an advanced degree in social work. As an administrator with the State of Illinois, she broadened her skills by writing and editing reports, case studies, presentations, white papers,...
As a professional freelance writer and editor since 2006, Liz is comfortable working on a variety of projects. Her specialties are:
Editing manuscripts -- An avid reader, Liz loves to learn. She is experienced at manuscript editing (sometimes called copy editing or line editing). She has edited novels in a variety of genres, family histories, memoirs, how-to books, and self-help books.
Proofreading books -- Giving a manuscript a final polish to make it truly sparkle is one of her talents, and she is always on the lookout for inconsistencies and pesky typos. Her goal is a finished product that is lovingly created and carefully crafted.
Ghostwriting and editing memoirs -- Liz is a member of the Association of Personal Historians. She is experienced at assisting clients with gathering information for memoirs, selecting photos, writing captions, and creating a beautiful finished product.
Client Success Stories (Case Studies) -- One of Liz's specialties is writing customer success stories -- sometimes called case studies -- for rapidly expanding businesses and non-profit organizations. She can handle the entire process, from client interview to final sign-off, or step in to help with pieces of the process as needed.
Editing dissertations and articles -- With an M.A. in Social Work from the University of Chicago, Liz can hold her own as an editor of materials in the social sciences. She enjoys helping professionals convey their important research to the world in ways that...
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