Nice to meet you!

I’m a developmental editor and publishing consultant with a doctorate in literary studies.

I started this editorial business because I enjoy helping authors think through big questions and find the most compelling version of their texts. I was also inspired by a need in the early-career academic community for more guidance around writing and publishing for a professional career in the humanities.

Unlike many large editing businesses today, I do not employ others to do the editing work I promise to you. The benefit of working with an individual editor like me is that you know exactly who is working on your text, which means you have a direct line of contact if you have questions or need further advice.

I offer dedicated attention to my clients, one-on-one meetings, and no outsourcing of editing. I do everything by myself and if I can’t, I recommend other editors that I trust to fill the gap.

I hold a Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Cornell University. As a trained literary critic, I spend my research time analyzing rhetoric, argument construction, and gender in modernist Italian novels.

As such, I see more than just the apparent meaning of a paragraph, sentence, or word. I question the possible implications and significance of each element of a text to ensure its clarity and impact. 

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Purposeful prose serves the ideas, the readers, and, in so doing, the author who brings them together.

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Nice to meet you!

I’m a developmental editor and publishing consultant with a doctorate in literary studies.

I started this editorial business because I enjoy helping authors think through big questions and find the most compelling version of their texts. I was also inspired by a need in the early-career academic community for more guidance around writing and publishing for a professional career in the humanities.

Unlike many large editing businesses today, I do not employ others to do the editing work I promise to you. The benefit of working with an individual editor like me is that you know exactly who is working on your text, which means you have a direct line of contact if you have questions or need further advice.

I offer dedicated attention to my clients, one-on-one meetings, and no outsourcing of editing. I do everything by myself and if I can’t, I recommend other editors that I trust to fill the gap.

I hold a Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Cornell University. As a trained literary critic, I spend my research time analyzing rhetoric, argument construction, and gender in modernist Italian novels.

As such, I see more than just the apparent meaning of a paragraph, sentence, or word. I question the possible implications and significance of each element of a text to ensure its clarity and impact.

“Purposeful prose serves the ideas, the readers, and, in so doing, the author who brings them together.”

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