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About Me

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I help writers communicate with readers clearly and effectively so their informative or prescriptive nonfiction books are ready for publishing, their business documents and presentations are ready to work for them, and their academic papers are ready for submission and acceptance. I especially enjoy working with education, parenting, business, technical, and Christian nonfiction subject matter.

Writing and teaching technical courses at IBM, homeschooling, serving on the board of a private Christian school, and doing various kinds of volunteer work have given me an excellent grounding in the logical thinking, clear communication, and attention to detail I use every day as an editor.


I work  in US, UK, and Canadian English using several style guides, such as The Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian, APA 7, New Hart's Rules/Oxford, the Christian Writer's Manual of Style, and my clients' custom style guides.


I love to help writers eliminate issues that can distract readers, so their ideas can shine through. Let me handle the language issues so you can focus on your ideas.

Professional Association Memberships

Editorial Freelancers Association Member
ACES:The society for editing

Past Editing Projects

  • Monographs 13 of the 18 monographs in the Charlotte Mason Centenary Series

  • Doctoral dissertation proposals (2) – Ministerial Leadership (copyediting, references, formatting, proofreading)

  • Nonfiction book – On the Spiritual Disciplines: An Introduction to Christian Practice (copyediting, references, print and ebook formatting, proofreading)

  • Doctoral dissertation – Theology, Spiritual Care (copyediting, references, formatting, proofreading,)

  • Master's thesis – Economic History (proofreading)

  • More than 200 other documents, including thesis and dissertation chapters, essays, reports, technical presentations, marketing presentations, project proposals, statements of work, resumes, and website copy (copyediting, references, formatting, proofreading)


  • Working With Indie Authors – Editorial Freelancer's Association (EFA)

  • Proofreading I: Introduction – Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)

  • Proofreading and Copyediting with the Chicago Manual of Style – EFA

  • Copyediting: Beginning – EFA

  • Copyediting: Intermediate – EFA

  • Word Styles and Templates – Cadman Training


  • ACES: Emerge – March 31 through April 2, 2022

  • ACES: Accelerate – September 21–22, 2022


  • Intellectual Property for Authors – Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA)

  • Publish Nonfiction Books Like a Pro – NFAA

  • Understanding Styles and Templates in Word – EFA

  • Demystifying Macros – EFA

  • Working with Self-Publishing Authors – ACES: The Society for Editing (ACES)

  • Developing a Quality Editorial Process End-to-End – ACES

  • Write to be Understood: Science of Reading Supports Use of Plain Language Guidelines – ACES

  • Self-Publishing Best Practices – Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)

  • Expressing Numerical Quantities in Text – ACES


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