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Is your work ready for the world to see?

  • Does it say what you mean—

  • Concisely?

  • Correctly?

  • Clearly?

  • Convincingly?

  • Consistently?

  • Websites, blogs, articles, books

  • Reframing, rewriting, trimming   

  • Coaching, brainstorming

  • Line editing, copy editing,

  • Proofreading

Contact me

Why work with an editor?

If you write professionally, you already know why. Otherwise, read on. 


Let's say you’ve written something that you want to publish and your trusted circle of colleagues, friends, and family say it’s ready to go. It's not. 

Expert editing is about much more than finding typos. It's about raising the bar and clearing it. Working with a skilled editor significantly improves your web site, book, articles, and posts.    

Why work with me

I love trimming excess verbiage, making dull prose lively, and fixing things that don’t make sense from the viewpoint of the goal or plot. Because I have a poet’s ear, I’m sensitive to the rhythms and music of language. I enjoy helping writers make their work a pleasure to read. I also have an inherited ability to simultaneously query the big picture and track myriad details. (Thank you, Mom and Dad)

What my clients say

Types and stages of editing

Why work with you?

Writers usually find me via word-of-mouth and professional referrals, thanks to an amazing network of friends and colleagues. My clients are creative, curious, energized, thoughtful, observant, and smart. They're awake. They're up to something intriguing. 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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