How Can We Work Together?
Unfortunately, academic writing doesn’t always translate well to writing for the popular press. To get your ideas in the minds of the public, you need to capture your readers’ attention with fascinating science and engaging stories. As your editor, I’ll work with you to create and hone those stories and find the perfect structure in telling them, whether you’re writing a book, a news article or op-ed, or starting a newsletter. I’ve found great joy in helping fledgling nonfiction writers, especially scientists and academics, write engaging materials that capture attention. I’d love to work with you!
Writing a book? I’ll review your proposal or a partial manuscript for broad structural issues, narrative elements, and conciseness. Following my review, I’ll send you an overview letter with broad suggestions and observations. If you’d like to, we can continue working together to address what I note.
Other editing services
Op-eds and articles — Hoping to get an article about your research published on a popular website? I’m available to help you develop your pitch and/or edit the first draft of your article to give it the best shot of being picked up.
Newsletters — Whether you have an ongoing newsletter or are looking to start one, I’m here to help you develop and edit fun and interesting newsletter issues for your audience.
Academic papers — I’ve worked with many researchers and PhD students on work published in top academic journals as well as publications like Harvard Business Review. If you’re hoping to publish a more academic article or research paper, I can help you get it in shape.
Do you already have a draft of your book? Or are you just getting started? Either way, I’m thrilled to work with you.
For a fully-written manuscript, I’ll read through your draft, looking closely at narrative and structure and give concrete suggestions for change.
If you’re just starting out, I’ll work closely with you to develop every chapter of your book. Services include: Research, keeping track of your writing deadlines, brainstorming questions for interviews, line editing, and structural editing.
It is incredibly important that your writing is inclusive of and sensitive to everyone in your audience. With a background in reporting about LGBTQ+ communities, people who have physical and intellectual disabilities, gender nonconformity, and other marginalized identities, I’m well versed in reading for unintentionally offensive language and suggesting alternatives.