I have extensive experience copyediting scientific and academic texts, as well as trade lifestyle nonfiction, and creative writing from people at all levels.
But as a writer, I also know what it is like on the other side of the desk. I believe in preserving the writer’s voice and intentions and strengthening creative work through a collaborative editing process. I have proofread, copyedited, and helped develop memoirs, novels, essays, and poetry.
“Working with Ellen on my [narrative nonfiction book] query and proposal was the difference between three offers of representation and none.”
Things I Have Edited
- Articles for Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- Journal of Atmospheric Sciences
- personal statements for graduate school/scholarship applications
- resumes and cover letters
- craft books
- book chapters
- narrative nonfiction
- poetry (individual poems as well as chapbook or book manuscripts)
- references in APA, MLA, Chicago, ASA, CSE, and AMA
Thanks very much! I feel really lucky to have had you as copyeditor on this project. You helped immensely. [Scientist Author] needed to know we had a knowledgeable and effective copyeditor on this project, and you have definitely shown him that.”
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I am happy to do a complimentary short sample edit.