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Pictured: Laura Major (language nerd)

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I love working with writers and have the utmost respect for both the technical and personal aspects of the process. I want to hear all about your project—and you probably want to know who you’re working with.

(FYI, I’m a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association.)

I’ve been editing and proofreading professionally for over a decade, but there’s a lifetime of training behind my skills. I absolutely devoured books as a child, and I haven’t stopped since. I’m fascinated by how good writing works, the ways in which themes are developed and carried through, and the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) art of persuasion. I pick apart everything I read, every day, in order to see how and why it succeeds or fails. Novels, articles, ads—nothing escapes examination.

My home base is Salem, Massachusetts, but I work remotely with clients anywhere in the US and abroad. I primarily work in US English but am well versed in UK and Canadian English as well.

Fiction and nonfiction books

I’m here to help you tell your story.

Every author can benefit from an objective take on their writing. From the beginning stages to the final touches, fiction or nonfiction, I can help enhance your voice and clarify your vision for readers. My specialties include structuring compelling narratives; showcasing superb prose; pinpointing weak spots; brainstorming tailored suggestions; refining and organizing text; and further developing ideas, plots, themes and characters. Whether you’re stuck on plot or you just need someone to catch typos, I’m here to help make your book the best it can be.

Business writing

I possess first-rate editing and proofreading skills, as well as a knack for recognizing flaws in flow and construction. I love helping my clients’ writing shine, whether I’m streamlining chaotic reports; polishing a PowerPoint presentation; untangling jargon; making complex writing sound human; catching errors; ensuring brand and style consistency; or overhauling collateral so that it captures your target audience.

In skillful hands, the written word can convey the range of human emotions and motivate your readers to think, react and take action. I can help you make your best presentation for every audience.