Welcome!

I understand and value the importance of maintaining the author’s tone and voice to reach your target audience. My primary goal is to give you the competitive edge by elevating your writing from good to great. As an editor and writer, I bring twenty years of experience to the table with a background in fine arts and nursing – an interesting combination that thrives on detail, creativity, and personal interaction.

A strong book editor and writer with a command of the English language, I provide editing and writing services from basic proofreading to substantive and developmental editing for fiction, creative non-fiction, and non-fiction.  With a penchant for detail, I find that one mistake others miss when editing. The Chicago Manual is my touchstone for editing manuscripts, and I also work with AP style.

As you scroll through the diversity of editing and writing services I offer, it can be a  little daunting for beginners, so please feel free to contact me with your questions and ideas, using the form below.

I look forward to working with you to meet your goals and move your projects from draft to publication!

For Writers: I offer developmental coaching, substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading. I ghostwrite and edit non-fiction and fiction books, short stories, personal essays, digital media posts, bios, ad copy, query letters and synopses, letters, flyers, and brochures. See Written Word Services for a more detailed list.

For Businesses: I work with clients to plan, organize, and produce the documents needed to meet their goals and regulatory requirements, marketing materials, and social media. These include:

Social and Digital Media
Website and Blog descriptions, articles, and posts with keyword emphasis
Annual planning for websites and blogs, including monthly themes, calls to action
Postings to social media, including writing bio information
Email blasts to client lists

Professional Resumes, Bios, and Profiles

Marketing

Social and digital media for promotion
Newsletters via e-mail and in print
Press releases
Programs, postcards, flyers, brochures, sales and proposal letters
Book Promotion Materials

General
Philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and objectives for business and not for profits
Policies and procedure manuals
Job descriptions
Job competency evaluations
Handbooks
Questionnaires and Surveys
Training Materials
Many other services. Ask what Written Word can do for your business plans

Service Selection
To assist you in determining what type of service you need, click on Written Word Services for more detail, and complete the form below.