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Freelance Editing
& Writing Services

Manuscript Services for Individual Authors

I will provide detailed, line by line editing of novels, articles, and nonfiction books.  I will carefully edit your work for spelling, grammar, punctuation, word choice, and word flow.  I will make minor stylistic revisions as needed.

Editing, Writing, and Design Services for Businesses

I will write and/or edit copy for newsletters, reports, letters, press releases, advertisements, websites, and brochures.   I  also design basic newsletters, flyers, handouts, and brochures using Microsoft Publisher.  All documents can be converted to PDF files. I am willing to write copy on virtually any subject.  In the past, I have written articles on religion, accounting, direct marketing, and postal issues.  I have also written inspirational business articles and speeches. 

How Much Do Your Services Costs?

I charge authors $1.75 per double-spaced page. (A page is an 8.5" X 11" sheet with one inch margins; a 12 point font size or larger must be used.)  I charge businesses $35 an hour. 

Can I Get A Free Sample of Your Editing?

Yes. Authors may provide me with two double-spaced pages, which I will edit for free. Just send your sample pages as a Word attachment to This is the best way to evaluate the type and quality of editing services I provide.  I highly recommend that you ask for a free sample edit anytime you consider a freelance editor. 

What Are Your Qualifications?

I have an M.A. in English from the University of Texas at Brownsville, where I earned a 4.0 grade point average.   I have a B.A. in English and Economics from the University of Virginia. My score on the verbal portion of the G.R.E. was in the 99th percentile.  I have edited Ancient Paths Literary Magazine since 1998, and I have also served as an editor and writer for the following publications: Inspirations, newsletter of Woodmen of the World Virginia North (2002-2004); The Pace Report, newsletter of C.L. Pace Associates (2000 - 2003); Taxing Times, newsletter of Hales, Bradford, & Allen, L.L.P. (1997-1998); and The Looking Glass, newsletter of the U.V.A. B.S.U. (1994-1997).  My poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous periodicals, including AIM: America's Intercultural Magazine, The First Line, Time of Singing, Raconteur, and The Penwood Review.  For a complete list of my personal publication credits, click here.

How Do I Pay You?

I accept payment via money order, personal check, or PayPal (where you may use a credit card).  New clients are requested to make a fifty percent deposit in advance.  Checks and money orders may be mailed to PO Box 7505 Fairfax Station, VA 22039.  PayPal payments may be sent to

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