Transferring a great idea onto paper is less easy than it looks. Building a sustained narrative, which provokes thought and has the reader eagerly turning pages takes more than a great idea and superb writing skills. It requires understanding the mechanics of building a finished bit of prose, whether a novel, a short story, an essay, or a speech.

This is where an editor can help. I provide a critical and informed eye, helping writers see areas requiring improvement which may be hidden to those too close to the text. I work with writers primarily on the deep structure of their work, helping them draft and re-draft effective, engaging stories and documents. I help them to write themselves out of corners and hone their prose, but also discover how to set the bare bones which form the structure of their story.

Academic editing