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Readers respond to good writing. 
I help companies and individuals present themselves in the best light through their communications.


Below are my average rates for business editing services. If you’d like to discuss a flat fee for a specific project or establish an ongoing work relationship, we can review alternative pricing structures. Payment will be via PayPal invoice or a mutually agreed upon arrangement with your company.

Proofreading: $35 per hour

Basic copy editing: $45 per hour

Substantive or heavy editing: $55 per hour

Web copy editing: $40 per hour

Research: $40 per hour

*Please note a rush fee of 25% may apply to urgent projects.

Hit your communication target every time

The best way to reach an audience is through writing that’s crisp, clear and human. I help companies and individuals craft authentic messages that hit their target every time. Whether you need to focus a disorganized industry article or craft web copy that resonates with potential customers, I can pull your words together and polish them. Whether you’re a student striving to write a standout admissions essay or a speaker who needs PowerPoint slides proofread to perfection, I can help you reach your goal. Effective, error-free communications matter for everyone.

Below are the types of business editing services I offer. I can edit and proofread according to your preferred style guide if you have one. If you’re looking for book editing services, click here.


Proofreading corrects spelling mistakes, typos, punctuation problems, capitalization errors and minor grammatical errors.


In addition to the proofreading services noted above, a basic copy edit will polish and smooth out your content. This can involve deleting unnecessary words or sentences, rewriting vague or awkward sentences, and improving the overall flow by minor restructuring of sentences, paragraphs or sections as needed.


A heavy edit typically involves significant restructuring to create a more logical sequence and improve flow. The rewriting could be extensive, particularly if the original author is not a professional writer, or if there are multiple authors with different skill levels and varying tones. This edit may also require services such as checking footnoted sources and research to obtain missing information.


This service involves editing or rewriting documents for the web. Source content is provided by the client.


Need to fact-check an article you’re writing? Or maybe you want reams of obscure information for a book you’re working on? I love to research, and I dig deep.