I provide editorial services, consultation and coaching to authors. During my long career as an arts journalist and English professor, I developed the eye, ear and insight to help others find their voices, improve their writing, and complete their projects. In addition to editing finished book manuscripts, I’ve helped a remarkable array of writers clarify their ideas and intentions, and from there, create, polish and publish their novels, memoirs, Ph.D. dissertations, handbooks, spiritual guides, anthologies, magazine articles and college textbooks. The drop down menu on this page describes in detail the nature of various services and my fees, from developmental editing and coaching through to line editing a completed manuscript.