I was an editor for 35 of an almost 40-year career at the Daily Herald, third-largest newspaper in Illinois. I edited stories of professionally trained newspaper reporters, work that won numerous journalism awards. I also wrote an award-winning column for more than two decades, so I haven't lost the writer's perspective.
I also recruited and edited the work of people from all walks of life who had never written for a newspaper. The professionals and novices who worked with me will tell you I have strong technical skills, know how to make writing "sing" and that I'm passionate about my craft. I'm also a good mentor, fun to work with. Today, I'm applying those skills as a freelance editor, working on everything from memoirs to novels to stories about business.
But what can I do for you? I can:
• Improve the flow, continuity and focus of your writing.
• Fix grammar errors, catch typos and ensure your writing adheres to conventional style.
• Give your writing more sparkle, enabling you to connect with your readers.
Types of freelance editing I've tackled includes:
• Business promotion articles
I can do much more. Just pitch an idea!
If you want to work with me, perhaps you should know more about me. My non-work life revolves around: family and friends; music (performing and listening); and sports (watching and playing):