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Averill, Mary Beth
Cohen, Robert L.
Cooper, Kelly J.
Howard, Catherine V.
Katz, Jane R.
Rabinowitz, Julie Dumont
Tyson, Betty Ann
Address: 122 Oak Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839
M.A., English, University at Albany, Albany, NY; B.A.,
English major, philosophy minor, University at Albany
An experienced writing coach, proofreader, and editor, I specialize in fiction, memoir, journal writing, articles, and academic papers. I offer timely, precise, and thoughtful proofreading, editing, tutoring, and mentoring in the fields of education, history, humanities, and literature.
I have taught writing and research for 30 years; have written educational handbooks, manuals, and newsletters; and have conducted numerous seminars and in-services on all phases of writing. Clients include novelists, short story writers, and scores of students writing theses. This rich experience allows me to provide patrons a caring approach to their projects while guiding them to a successful end product.
Averill, Mary Beth
Address: 1220 Jacobs Drive, #74, Eugene, OR 97402
Phone: (541) 349-9999
M.S.W., Smith College, 1986; Ph.D., biology, University of Oregon, 1974
As a writing coach for people working on nonfiction (theses, dissertations, academic papers, books, memoirs), I provide developmental and copyediting services and help with organization, writer’s blocks, procrastination, time management, and breaking long or overwhelming tasks into doable pieces. I coach graduate and undergraduate students on writing projects. I also work with faculty who are trying to publish books or articles in a variety of fields. My coaching experience includes work in social sciences, education, sciences, and humanities. I am also experienced working with adults and teens with learning disabilities and ADD. My recent books, How to Become an Academic Coach and Scaling the Ivory Tower, coauthored with Hillary Hutchinson, are good illustrations of my capabilities.
Turning Leaves Editorial
Phone: (774) 280-6801
M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1990; B.A., Calvin College, 1986; certificates from Framingham State University’s teacher certification program (2001) and Boston University’s legal assistant program (1995); copyediting and proofreading courses at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Having edited and proofread for book publishers and individuals for 19 years, I offer you service that has been described as “careful, proficient, and thorough.” Two dissertations I edited for nonnative speakers of English won awards from La Trobe University for their “exceptionally high quality.” I help writers express themselves logically, clearly, and consistently and conform to Chicago, MLA, SBL, or APA style. With strong knowledge of the Bible in English and a useful knowledge of Greek, I am especially well equipped to help you with a project in biblical or theological studies. I also welcome projects relating to food issues, language and literature, history, and education. I am committed to respect in the editor–client relationship.
Address: P.O. Box 380447, Cambridge, MA 02238-0447
M.F.A., Warren Wilson Program for Writers; M.A., English, Emory University
Jayne Benjulian develops manuscripts, presentations, podcasts, speeches, and books in the humanities, performing and visual arts, and marketing.
Jayne is dedicated to giving writers high value by delivering manuscripts evolved far beyond the drafts with which she begins work. Her recommendations about structure and voice help clarify writing, often taking an author’s message beyond an academic audience to a wider public. She acquired her working knowledge of the fields in which she edits as dramaturg and director of new play development at Magic Theatre in San Francisco and chief speechwriter at Apple.
Jayne offers developmental and copyediting for a full manuscript and/or a preliminary review and summary of recommendations.
Address: 7710 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (206) 321-3921
Comprehensive Paralegal Certificate, Bentley College; Certificate of Mediation, Mediation Works Inc., Boston, MA; Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School; Graduate Certificate in Management, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University; B.A., music and English, Wheaton College (Norton, MA)
Over 20 years of experience doing substantive editing of academic articles and general nonfiction. Experience writing manuals, brochures, newsletters and project management. Staff writer for University World News. Taught piano and high school English; ten years of experience in hospital management; ten years of experience as a litigation paralegal.
CohenCopyediting: The Perfect Word
237 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 708-6498
Degrees: J.D.; master’s in elementary education; bachelor’s in English lit and art history
Do you need help with editing, revising, and/or organizing your writing? Or perhaps with developing your ideas into a work that you have not yet written?
A former attorney and teacher with broad editing experience, I greatly enjoy collaborating with academics, other writers, and publishers on academic, fiction, and nonfiction works (from books and journal articles to essays and blogs).
Experience: Nearly 30 years as a copy editor, content editor, and developmental editor, both freelance and in-house.
Clients: Individuals (professors, attorneys, students, researchers, novelists, and other writers), organizations (unions, legal services, nonprofits), and publishers (including Houghton Mifflin, University Press of New England, Rienner, Pearson, Harvard Asia Center, Hackett, UNESCO/IBE).
Rates: Sliding scale.
Cohen, Robert L.
Sterling Media Productions LLC
Address: 182-12 Horace Harding Expy., Suite
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Phone: (718) 762-1195; (917) 781-0703; toll-free (866) EDITING
B.A., Judaic studies and communications, Cornell University (Arts & Sciences); Empire State College, NYC
Edit books/working papers/public policy briefs for nonprofits/think tanks/research institutes and academic/reference/trade publishers—in international relations/urban affairs/social sciences/history/psychology/ music/Judaica/memoirs/biographies: copy, substantive, and developmental editing; rewriting; reorganization.
Books/articles/dissertations for individual authors, esp. scholars writing for a general audience and those for whom English is not a first language. Have written and edited definitions for Random House and other dictionaries; edited encyclopedias (e.g., YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe); edited AV educational scripts.
Original writing: speeches for nonprofits; essays/feature stories/profiles/ reviews for magazines and newspapers; radio documentary for NPR; CD liner notes (https://rlcwordsandmusic.net/music/music-writing-and-editing). Contributor to Inventing Community Renewal (New School University). English and writing teacher; music historian and lecturer (adults and schools). Produced and hosted over 100 radio programs.
Cooper, Kelly J.
Address: 1770 Massachusetts Avenue, #632, Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: (617) 771-1903 (cell)
B.A., English and psychology, Rutgers College, 1994
I have substantial experience polishing technical reports, policies, procedures, essays, research papers, poetry, Internet drafts,
PowerPoint presentations, ad copy, features, interviews, columns, reviews, and documentation.
For the past several years, I’ve been working closely with a client who uses psychological measurements for program evaluation reports, so I am also very familiar with The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).
If you need help managing deadlines, breaking your project down into smaller tasks, or otherwise require coaching with regard to time management or project management, I can help with that, too!
I can edit for just spelling and grammar or I can go more in-depth, suggesting word choice changes and proposing adjustments to streamline the flow of your piece. I am a nerd with many interests, and I genuinely like making writing better.
Address: Uelands gate 59E, 0460 Oslo, Norway
M.Ph., health economics, University of Oslo, 2008; Ph.D., economics, University of Maryland, 1990; M.A., economics, University of Maryland, 1978; B.A., economics and international relations, Goucher College, 1976; Certificat d’études politiques, Institut d’études politiques-Paris, 1975
I am an experienced editor specializing in academic writing within the social sciences, particularly economics and health economics. In my first life, as a professor of economics at Mount Holyoke College and the U.S. Naval Academy, I guided students through the research process. Now, I work as a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and have an excellent record of polishing articles, written by nonnative English-speaking colleagues and their graduate students, to meet the publication standards of major academic journals.
Address: 5058 Wilder Drive, Apt. A, Soquel, CA 95073
B.A., English, Harvard University
Experience with books (15 so far), articles (hundreds), chapters, and case studies by professors at Harvard Business School, MIT, Stanford, Columbia, UCLA, University of Cambridge (UK), INSEAD (France), McGill (Montreal), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Tsinghua (Beijing), and others. Experience with articles, white papers, analyst reports, website text, and case studies for Alcoa, AT&T, IBM, the International Monetary Fund, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Management Sciences for Health, Virginia Mason Medical Center, and others. Experience working on books and articles with consultants in management, design, IT, biomedical, and other fields. I can work with almost any subject, from entrepreneurship to art history, from financial risk assessment to autism, from hospital safety to supply chain management.
Ph.D., philosophy, University of Toronto; B.A, philosophy and psychology, University of Massachusetts/Boston
An academic philosopher by training, I’ve published a monograph, Wittgenstein’s Account of Truth (SUNY Press: 2003), short-listed for the Canadian Philosophical Association Book Prize. I enjoy making dense texts accessible and have been described as having “an excellent eye for style and economy.” I offer both developmental editing and copyediting. If there are “holes” in your logic or points that need clarification, I will identify them and collaborate with you in revising the passages that need additional work. I have more than ten years of experience editing books and journal articles in philosophy, psychology, sociology, and anthropology as well as fiction and nonfiction. My rates are reasonable, and I offer a special rate for full-time students.
M.A. and A.B., English, New York University
As a professor of writing and literature, as an editor, as a speaker and reader of several languages, I take pleasure in getting each word right. I specialize in clarification of complex ideas with a clear thesis and offer developmental, substantive editing as well as copyediting. My areas of expertise are the arts and humanities although, for years, I edited documents in technology applied to education as well as expository writing texts for Simon and Schuster. I’ve taught essay writing to native and nonnative speakers alike and have edited dissertations and articles of both. I enjoy the translation aspect of editing nonnative English speakers. I have also ghostwritten a book.
Address: 736 Bonnyvale Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301
M.A., English, Oxford University; A.B., English, Princeton University
All good writing is essentially storytelling. No matter what you’re writing—a thesis, a chapter, a report, a biography, a proposal, a novel, a
poem—successful communication depends on understanding your reader’s needs and developing your ideas along a single, clear, sustained line of thought. I specialize in developmental editing of memoirs and literary projects, but the storytelling model applies to every kind of writing. My editorial experience ranges from editing the memoirs of a real-estate mogul to annotating the plays in The Norton Anthology of Drama to copyediting the last three editions of The Norton Introduction to Literature. Please see my CV.
Address: 382B Riverway, Boston, MA 02115-6435
232-3896; (617) 331-3285 (cell)
M.S., computer science, Boston University Metropolitan College,
1993; B.A. with honors, German literature, Wesleyan University, 1968
Mathematical and computer-related writing and editing of classroom textbooks and online
educational software for major publishers at both the grade-school and
the high-school level; correlation of textbook content with state
educational standards; published translations from German and classical
Greek. Also available for general writing, editing, proofreading, and coaching.
Address: Old Harvard Road, Boxborough, MA 01719
Phone: (978) 897-2852
M.A., English, University of Iowa; B.A., psychology, Washington & Lee University
During a 25-year career as an acquisitions editor at nationally prominent publishing houses such as Little, Brown and Butterworth-Heinemann, I have developed strong skills in proposal and manuscript assessment; manuscript development; and rewriting for clarity, consistency, and organization. This background is particularly suited to helping new authors prepare materials for submission to publishers. My experience includes technical, medical, and professional books; scholarly monographs; biographies; and basic textbooks in a wide range of subject areas: history, sociology, anthropology, architecture, engineering, biotechnology, veterinary medicine, ophthalmology, and medical imaging.
In addition to having helped hundreds of authors improve the quality of their work to acceptable publishing standards, I have also written Web content and taught composition at the college level.
Phone: (541) 740-8095
M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers Workshop
Thank you for your interest in my editing services. I specialize in substantive and developmental editing of textbooks, research papers, monographs, and memoirs. I provide complete manuscript editing or 1–4 session consultations to support your writing project.
During my 30-year career I have developed and edited dozens of higher education texts and research papers in education, public health, science, and business. I was a development editor at Pearson Education, a professional consultant at the MIT Writing Center and, as Greenline Editing, developed content for most major higher education publishers as well as for independent authors.
Memberships: Text and Academic Authors Association, Northwest Editors Guild, University of Colorado/Denver Writing Center for Faculty
Please contact me to discuss your writing project.
Howard, Catherine V.
Social Research Editing Services
Ph.D. and M.A., cultural anthropology, University of Chicago
As a former university professor, I know how challenging it is for academics to conduct research, find time to write and revise, and get published. For two decades, I have helped social scientists and historians bring out the best in their writing and enhance their chances of publishing in prestigious journals and academic presses. I offer premiere stylistic, structural, and copy editing through my company Social Research Editing Services. My subject-matter expertise—and my passion—lies in anthropology, history, and qualitative sociology. I also translate in these fields from French, Spanish, and Portuguese into English at Social Research Translating Services. Let me help your writing become logical and engaging, objective and persuasive, analytical and graceful.
Phone: (978) 855-0015
B.A., music, Clark University, Worcester, MA
I am an experienced professional indexer specializing in back-of-the-book indexing of textbooks (college and K–12, incorporating state standards), encyclopedias, histories, biographies, student and faculty handbooks, employment-related handbooks, user guides and manuals, how-to books, instruction manuals, and general-interest nonfiction.
My primary areas of expertise and special interest are music and animal behavior, particularly dog behavior and training. I also enjoy indexing local histories and biographies.
I work collaboratively with my clients to ensure the index I create will add to the value of the book, thus contributing to its success.
Address: Medford, MA
Phone: (781) 583-8713
M.S., psychology, Yale University; B.A., psychology, Brandeis University
I’m an experienced public health and medical editor. In addition to more than 25 years as a freelance editor, I’ve worked as a manuscript editor for the journals Public Health Reports and Social Medicine. My publications include:
Kaplan, J. B. (2014). The quality of data on “race” and “ethnicity”: Implications for health researchers, policy makers, and practitioners. Race and Social Problems, 6(3), 214–236.
Kaplan, J. B, & Bennett, T. (2003). Use of race and ethnicity in biomedical publication. The Journal of the American Medical Association, 289(20), 2709–2716.
Moscou, S., Anderson, M. R., Kaplan, J. B., & Valencia, L. (2003). Validity of racial/ethnic classifications in medical records data: An exploratory study. American Journal of Public Health, 93(7), 1084–1086.
Katz, Jane R.
Phone: (781) 891-3918
Ed.D., human development and psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education (GSE); Ed.M., theories of human development, GSE; B.A., English, Carleton College
My work with authors and their academic and nonfiction manuscripts includes proofreading, copyediting, developmental editing, and editing for meaning and structure. I help clients develop a text that is clear, accurate, persuasive, engaging, stylistically consistent, and appropriately organized, observing the required style guidelines. I work with academics across several disciplines, including sociology, psychology, education, philosophy, cultural and religious studies, economics, and music.
My background is in human development and psychology, religion, literature, and music. I’m an experienced researcher with both qualitative and quantitative methods; statistical copy is welcome. For over 20 years, I have assisted academics at all career stages, and with particular interest in supporting ESL academics, in creating polished manuscripts including proposals, theses, research papers, and books.
Address: 336 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775
Phone: (978) 897-4121
Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, School for International Training; B.S., biology, University of Minnesota
Copy editor/proofreader specializing in STEM. Experience working on technical books, academic journals, and textbooks. Online course designer and curriculum developer for World Learning.
Address: 28 Sprague Avenue, Chelmsford MA 01824
Phone: (978) 761-4515 (cell)
M.F.A., English, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Science background plus speed. I have experience covering science and medicine on daily newspapers with tight deadlines and have turned some projects around in a day. Specialist in grant applications for NIH. Clients have included Harvard, MIT, University of Michigan Medical School, University of Utah, Dartmouth biochemistry, and pharmaceutical companies. Recently the lead writer at MIT's Horizon Project. I edit any kind of science writing, from soft to hard, from epidemiology to LEDs. I also edit nonfiction books for readability, recent clients being Springer and the Brookings Institution Press. I do copyediting (commas, etc.) but am best at reworking a paper marred by murky patches, making it readable. Also teach writing. Author of John Maguire's Readable Writing Guide. www.readablewriting.com.
Cambridge, MA 02138
M.S., industrial engineering, Rutgers University;
B.S., systems engineering, University of Arizona;
editing courses, University of Wisconsin
My specialty is academic copyediting and developmental editing for a variety of disciplines,especially science, engineering, and history. I edit books, journal articles, dissertations, and more. My goal is to partner with you to create high-quality writing that best serves the reader, making academic topics (including data-rich tables and graphs) understandable to both the expert and the general reader.
Clients include faculty from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MIT, Stanford, Northeastern, Rochester Institute of Technology, and University of Washington. Publisher clients include Princeton University Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, and RIT Press.
WordWise Academic Editing
68 Bolton Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: (617) 547-7647
M.S.W., SUNY-Albany, LICSW; B.A., psychology, peace studies, Syracuse University
With 20 years’ experience in academic editing, plus a decade in journalism, I’m adept at helping scholars produce clear, concise, and engaging papers. I’ve edited hundreds of papers, dissertations, and journal articles for students and professors from Harvard, MIT, Tufts, BU, and beyond. Subject areas range from public policy, law, business, and biotechnology to history, African-American and women’s studies, political science, war and peace studies, theology, counseling, and architecture. I streamline sentences, “fix” grammatical errors, point out ambiguity and structural flaws, suggest vibrant vocabulary … in a gentle manner, as I understand writing can be challenging, especially for ESL scholars. I also offer coaching.
Phone: (857) 636-0326
B.A., art, Yale University, summa cum laude
Accomplished editor specializing in art, art history, conservation, history, and consumer research. Thorough knowledge of grammar, usage, and style.
Recent projects: chapters on Stalin and the struggle for supremacy over China for history professor at Indiana University; journal article chronicling the conservation treatment of an outdoor painted sculpture by Dubuffet; chapter on antimonopoly for professor at University of Georgia School of Law; book-length catalog documenting the 25th anniversary of Artpace San Antonio's artist-in-residency program; journal articles on consumer vulnerability and the commoditization of sex workers in India for professor at American University; review essay on the history of U.S. antitrust law and policy for professor at Harvard Business School; Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 2019 issue on Bruegel.
Address: Watertown, MA
Phone: (617) 926-0319
M.A., mathematics, University of Michigan; B.A., mathematics, UCLA
I am a versatile, detail-oriented developmental editor specializing in business, economics, mathematics, and the sciences. An academic and textbook editor for over 30 years, I have worked with both first-time and experienced authors. Recent clients include faculty at Harvard Business School, Harvard and Stanford as well as institutions in Japan, Italy, Singapore and China. I also edited a book on drug simulation by a research scientist at a leading pharmaceutical firm and a cost-utility analysis for the Federal Reserve Bank.
I can help you organize and revise your manuscript to craft an effective, polished work. I am committed to working on time and within budget.
Rabinowitz, Julie Dumont
M.A., communication studies (concentration: rhetoric), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.A., history and communication arts (concentration: radio/TV/film), Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
With degrees in history and communication studies, I specialize in editing humanities and social-science manuscripts (especially history, political science, economics, and communication studies, including rhetorical theory and public policy argument). Whether editing for nonnative English speakers, graduate students, senior faculty, or research organizations, I focus on developing a writer’s argument, building the writer—reader relationship, and strengthening the author’s use of evidence. I strive to eliminate wordiness, improve clarity, and develop an active voice. Familiar with APA, MLA, Chicago, ASA, etc., I edit to your specific style requirements. I enjoy developing relationships with returning authors. With a background in textbook editing, government service, and nonprofit management, I also review grant applications and edit other materials.
North Attleborough, MA
Ph.D., medieval history, University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., medieval history, University of Illinois
I am an experienced academic editor who works independently with professors, researchers, independent scholars, and graduate students to edit their books, journal articles, conference papers, dissertations, theses, and other projects. While my first love is history, I have also edited in the fields of literature, languages, philosophy, classical studies, art history, music history, film and theater, political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, tourism and hospitality, pharmacology, neurology, brain sciences, computer engineering, and much more. I also have extensive experience working with ESL/EFL clients. I do everything from simple proofreading to more extensive copyediting and substantive and structural editing.
Address: 9 Selwyn Road, Randolph, MA 02368-5139
Phone: (781) 963-3194
Ed.M., C.A.S., human development and psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education; B.A., English, Boston University
Over 40 years’ experience as an editor, researcher, writer. Known for thoughtful, accurate, diplomatic editing.
Editor: Books (visual literacy, educational research). Manuscripts (disability accommodation, dreams, environment, health, poetry, social sciences). Website content (photography, animals, astrology). Short stories.
Researcher: Bibliographies for consciousness and healing project, disability grants, manuals. Areas: anthropology, archaeology, astrology, biography, consciousness, disabilities, dream research, healing, health, poetry, psychology.
Writer: “If Poetry Scares Us, Why Do We Read It?” Medford Transcript. “Call of the North: Peregrine’s Pilgrimage,” “Dreaming in Animal.” International Association for the Study of Dreams. “A Song about Us: The Lullaby Project at Casa Myrna Vazquez.” Lyricist for Lullaby Project.
M.A., University of Connecticut; A.B., Mount Holyoke College
As the editor of books and articles for the scholarly journals of a leading research library and a New England history museum and author of shorter published pieces, I’m ready to put my editing and proofreading skills to work for you. Over more than 30 years, I have worked successfully with professionals, independent scholars, and graduate students in such fields as history, literature, social sciences, and art. I work with authors of conference papers, dissertations, and books. I can suggest ways to express your ideas clearly for academic and popular audiences, whatever the length of the piece you are writing.
I edit or review submissions (papers, revisions, letters to editor) to professional journals; funding (CAREER, NSF) proposals; curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements; and dissertations.
ESL/ESOL experience; confidentiality respected; free edits of sample pages.
Recent topics: distribution center operations; land auctions in eastern Germany; AI/ML; medical device designs; energy policies.
Recent comments from clients: “I guess I am a ‘Doctor’ now. I really wanted to thank for [sic] helping me over the past three years.” “I'm glad to share the good news: the paper is accepted!” “Thank you, Ann! Your comments help a lot.”
Address: 87 Pierce Road, Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: (617) 924-7715
Degrees in English and education, The King’s College and Lehigh University
Available for copyediting, proofreading, formatting, and genealogical research. Subject areas: history, social sciences, biblical studies, literature, and family histories. I have had extensive in-house experience with a variety of publishers: college textbook publisher, religious publisher of scholarly and religious books, and computer manufacturer.
I enjoy helping authors with their writing, whether scholarly works or novels, by evaluating the organization, pointing out inconsistencies and errors, and rephrasing awkward language. I find that the skills needed for editing of academic works serve me well in editing/proofreading of fiction.
Recently I designed, formatted, and edited the translation of a memoir filled with photos and documents. I turned over a PDF file of the 300-page book to Harvard Bookstore for on-demand printing.
Northampton/Amherst, MA, area
Phone: (508) 277-1296
Ed.D. and Ed.M., educational media and technology, Boston University; B.A., communications, University of Vermont
Twenty-five years of experience in APA-style academic editing for both native English speakers and international students have prepared me to assist you with your clarity of expression, organization, and formatting. I have supervised and edited dozens of dissertations, chapters, research papers, and articles with qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods designs. Having led many successful dissertation committees, I also offer coaching for working with your committee and preparing for your hearing(s). With extensive experience in educational technology management, design, implementation and evaluation from preschool through postdoc, I also offer expertise on content and resources in many areas including online education, blended learning, assistive technologies, teacher training, faculty development, mentoring, cyberethics, instructional design, Internet psychology, and related specialties.
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