About

About your outside eye

I love the heart of editing: drawing out the essence of what you’re saying and helping you express it clearly and beautifully. I also love the side perk: learning about a new corner of the world by closely reading your work.

I’m Hannah de Keijzer (deh-KAI-zer…it’s easier than it looks), an independent editor and proofreader. I help nonfiction authors, academics, novelists, and artists like you bring their best writing into the world. 

I was that weirdo high school student who owned and regularly referenced an etymological dictionary. As an adult I channel that nerdom by editing and proofreading. I’ve worked for individual authors and artists, publishing companies, arts organizations, and a city government initiative. I’m an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. And yes, that dictionary still lives right next to my desk.

I’m also a professional choreographer and dancer. I was co-artistic director of a collaborative dance company for a decade, which means I’m really good at catalyzing someone else’s creative vision and at being a good steward of a creative working relationship.

I know from long experience the skill, effort, time, and emotional labor required to bring a creative idea from possibility to reality. You start with nothing and turn it into something. That’s big! 

But we all hit the vulnerable point of needing a rigorous, supportive outside eye to help us turn our something into the very best something it can be. I’d love to be that outside eye for you.

I want you to be really proud of what you put out into the world.

Learn more about what we can accomplish together.

Ready to feel excited about your writing? Get in touch!