What I Do …

I offer the following PUBLISHING SERVICES:

  • writing

  • developmental editing

  • copy editing

  • proofreading

For many years (I’ve removed how many, but decades, ok?), I’ve handled traditional print media services, and over the past twelve years, I’ve worked on all types of online content. Recently, it has been a privilege and a joy to work for a number of indie authors. (References available upon request.)

To see these writers take off in the world of publishing, to help shape their raw manuscripts into potentially bestselling books, how can that be anything other than exciting? You never know when you’re working with the next J.K. Rowling, Nora Roberts, or James Patterson!

Actually, I haven’t worked on any of their books, but I have edited everything from William Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline (not the original version, I’m not that old!) to the romantic suspense of Marliss Melton’s Navy SEAL novels to the speeches of abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

As for publishers, both large and small, for whom I’ve worked over the years, they include, in no particular order (OK, that’s a lie; let’s list them alphabetically):

Addison-Wesley, Allyn & Bacon, Contemporary Books, Dartnell, Dearborn Financial, Gemma Halliday Publishing, Hackett Publishing, Heinemann, James-York Press, Lippincott-Raven, Loyola University Press, McGraw-Hill Trade, Nicolas-Hays, Pearson, Time-Life Books, Weiser, and Willowwisp Press, along with others I have most certainly forgotten.

What I Also Do …

I have provided WEBSITE SERVICES since 2005.

  • website design

  • website management

  • content writing

  • hosting setup

To create a user-friendly website that you can easily update and amend, I work with the content management system (CMS) known as WordPress.

You may click on my Gallery page to see a smattering of sites that I have designed (and in some cases, currently manage). Also, you may not. Your choice, of course. In any case, you can see a sample in the gallery scrolling at the bottom of this page.

 

But Wait! There’s More!

Attention Writers: GOT HISTORICAL ACCURACY?  With a degree in history and six historical novels under my belt, I can honestly say that I’m really into history.

I work on all historical manuscripts from medieval to late-nineteenth-century and will edit your manuscript with an eye to fixing any historical faux pas using my superhuman powers of verisimilitudeHm, maybe that’s stretching my abilities a wee bit. But I am a skilled editor and a trained researcher. If something doesn’t seem quite right, or is inauthentic to the period, I know how to fix it.

I’m happy to provide this service of editing your manuscript for historical accuracy.

Please CONTACT ME for more information, including rates and scheduling, or just to chat about chocolate and cats and great fiction.

Below is a sampling of websites that I created.