Writing is a collaborative process…at every step. The idea that something in our brains can jump onto a piece of paper and be instantly comprehensible to others without others’ input has the potential to stop us all from seeing our projects through.

Not one of us works this way. I’m here to provide an outside perspective, writing assistance, and general editing and proofreading service at any / every stage of your project.

My Services

Please note that I will not provide monetized services to past, current, or potential future students of mine. (I will never accept nor expect any form of payment for our work together as professor-student, even after you’ve graduated.)

All rates are within the established median ranges summarized by the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) here.

Initial 30-Minute Consultation

Let’s figure out how we can work together! Together we’ll have a look at what you have and where you are in the process, and determine how best I can assist.


Coaching / Consulting

Whatever the project, we will establish a process, set goals & deadlines, determine accountability measures, brainstorm, organize thoughts & ideas, and troubleshoot.

$65 / hr.

Developmental Editing

Resolving “big picture” elements of your piece. In a nonfiction work, this can mean strengthening the thesis, ensuring that evidence and examples support this thesis, etc. In fiction, this can include working through character and plot elements, and addressing structural concerns.

$55 / hr.


Going through your work with a fine-tooth comb and addressing all grammatical, syntactical, and punctuation errors.

$35-40 / hr.

7–15 pgs. / hr.

German to English Translation

Translating your work from German to English.

$50 / hr.

Projects vary, just as my clients’ needs and means do. The prices and services listed above are meant to be guidelines only. Let’s have a conversation and determine how we might best work together. Please use the Contact Form to reach out.

A Little More About Me

I am a researcher and teacher at the university level, with a PhD in the humanities.

I have 16 years of experience teaching English and ESL, and nearly 10 years teaching and tutoring the German language.

I am a trained and certified writing tutor, with experience helping students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels improve their writing for assignments ranging from class research papers to theses and dissertations. I’m also well-versed in the world of resumés and CVs, cover letters, and other application materials (in and outside academia).

In addition, I have 12 years of experience as an academic writer and researcher. I pride myself on my detail-oriented approach to editing and proofreading other people’s work, on my excellent communication skills, and on my patience and dedication to my clients.

I would be happy to speak with you about your project, whatever it is and wherever you are in the process.