You can expect that I will commit fully to your project as your editor. From big-picture feedback, with detailed suggestions for reorganization or revision, to meticulous correction of wayward punctuation and spelling errors, I provide the specific help you need to produce a clear and compelling piece of writing. How exactly I support you is something we will define together, taking into consideration your goals, timeline, and budget.
I edit journal articles, monographs, edited volumes, and theses and dissertations. As an educated generalist, I have extensive experience editing across the qualitative social sciences and humanities, from psychology and education to comparative literature and history. For projects requiring content knowledge, I have specialization in anthropology, art history, Japanese studies (art, literature, history, and religion, especially premodern), museum studies, and sociology. I also translate modern and Classical Japanese and edit Japanese-to-English translations.
My nonfiction book projects have included the genres of memoir, self-help, business and management, art and photography, and travel. For organizational reports and communications, I edit especially in education and leadership. Beyond these specific fields, I copyedit and proofread a broad range of materials. Send me a message to find out whether your project falls within my editing fields.
Organization, structure, clarity, logic, and flow on the manuscript level, with detailed feedback and suggestions for improvement
Clarity, logic, and flow on the sentence and paragraph levels; word choice and other matters of effective style
Mechanics of language (grammar, spelling, punctuation), consistency in terminology and style
Final check of a print-ready document for objective language errors as well as formatting errors and inconsistencies
Consistency with all guidelines in APA's Publication Manual (6th or 7th edition)
Formatting according to APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, or Vancouver; creation of a reference list or bibliography