"I am, by calling, a dealer in words; and words are, of course, the most powerful drugs used by mankind." - Rudyard Kipling


I am a veteran editor, award-winning journalist, and published nonfiction author who prides myself on my professionalism and resourcefulness along with an ability to create high quality and impactful prose. With a keen editor's eye, I understand the power of words and creative problem-solving to help writers perfect their work and to meet client needs in their authentic voice and brand. I draw on decades of experience to expertly handle a wide range of genres and topics and to translate complex issues into clear and meaningful language without any "dumbing down."

I provide nonfiction book consultations, editing, and manuscript critiques, and I offer content editing and writing services to individuals and English-language news organizations, magazines, academic institutions, public affairs offices, nonprofits, corporations, and Web sites worldwide. Memberships include the Society of Professional Journalists, Society of Environmental Journalists, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Editorial Freelancers Association, and the Chicago Writers Association.

Rates upon request.



 Do you have a book to edit? an article to assign? A blog, speech, cover letter or newsletter to write or have edited? A press packet to compile? Contact me.