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Is your work ready for the world to see?

Does it say what you mean—





  • Websites, books, blogs, articles

  • Reframing, rewriting, trimming   

  • Line editing, copy editing

  • Critical readings of drafts

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Why work with an editor?

If you write professionally, it's likely you already know why. If not, read on. 


Let's say you’ve written something you want to see published and your trusted circle of non-editor colleagues, friends, and family all say it’s ready to go. It's not. 

Editing is much more than finding all the errors and typos your friends and family missed. A skillful editor raises the bar and helps you clear it.

Types and stages of editing

Why work with me

I'm adept at clarifying unclear writing, trimming excess verbiage, and enlivening prose. I identify and correct (or remove) elements that don't serve the writer's purpose, from grammar glitches to flaws in logic. Because I have a poet’s ear, I’m sensitive to the rhythms and music of language and enjoy helping writers make reading their work a pleasureI also inherited my parents' interest in tracking both the big picture and the fine details. Forest and trees. 

What my clients say

Why work with you?

Writers usually find me via word-of-mouth and professional referrals. My clients are creative, curious, energized, thoughtful, observant, and smart. They're up to something intriguing and useful. And they value collaboration. 

If that sounds like you on a good day and you’d like to talk with me about your project, get in touch. 

To explore how I might be able to help you, email me at:   

htwordplay@msn.comPlease include EDITING in the Subject line.

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