Editing services

I am a freelance editor with extensive experience who has worked with a wide range of clients and projects. While I am open to all types of projects, I have a particular specialization in academic documents and clients, specifically graduate students and PhDs/established scholars.

Content-wise I am most familiar with literature in the following fields: music, anthropology, history, cultural studies, African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Latin American Studies. However, my clients come from a wide range of fields, including Education, Business, and Psychology.

Here are the services I offer (which can be combined if needed):
Line editing: this type of editing focuses on improving writing style for clarity, elegance, and flow

Copyediting/proofreading: this entails making sure there are no errors in grammar, punctuation, numbering, etc. It may also involve formatting tables/figures/references for academic documents, such as making sure they conform to APA or Chicago Style

Developmental editing: this is a higher, more meta level of editing that might include a larger restructuring/reordering of your document or suggestions related to adding material or whether your overall argument is convincing

Past editing projects have included:
– graduate-level theses and dissertations
– scholarly journal articles
– college admissions essays (Common App, UC applications, and school-specific essay prompts)
– graduate school personal statements
– grant proposals
– cover letters

Check out these testimonials from past clients

Most clients work with me remotely, but I’d be happy to meet with you online or in person (depending on your location) if you need help brainstorming or getting started with your writing.

Please contact me for a quote for your specific project. Rates vary depending upon the type of editing you require.