I provide a careful eye for correcting errors and adjusting unclear copy without sacrificing the writer’s voice. I primarily work with the Chicago Manual of Style, but am also comfortable following MLA, AP, and APA styles.

I currently hold the position of Senior Editor at an inbound marketing company, editing short- and long-form content—including e-books, blog posts, conversion path copy, and social media copy—for clients in industries ranging from marketing to financial services to publishing. My other editing experience includes academic articles in fields such as social work and higher education, informational fliers and program brochures, nonfiction pieces for literary magazine Ecotone, short stories for literary magazine Young Adult Review Network, English translations of Swedish essays, and several novel manuscripts.


  • Light copy editing/proofreading: $25/hour
  • Heavy copy editing: $30/hour
  • Developmental/line editing: $35/hour

The level of edit required will depend on your project. I’m happy to have a consultation with you before moving forward with an editing project—just drop me a note via my contact page.

For examples of my editing work, see below (links open PDF files).

Copy edit – fiction

Copy edit – academic

Line edit – fiction

Developmental edit – academic

Recent Favorite Testimonials

“Five people have read [this article], and you were the only one to notice it should have been sconces, not scones.”
– Editorial Director of Wrightsville Beach Magazine

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-Marketing Consultant at SmartBug Media