Nope. I need help with that.
Yes! It's ready for editing or proofreading. It's as solid as I can make it on my own right now.
Assistant Professor of English, Scripps College
Author, Poetic Priesthood in the Seventeenth Century
Hannah made my goals for the project her own, and in doing so she made them seem more attainable and turned reaching them into a true cause for celebration.
Stuck, uninspired, completely over it, unsure where to take an idea, tired of grinding through, making little headway on your own, or frantically pushing to a deadline?
Get your work done in a way that enlivens, rather than drains, you.
The Partnership is a one-on-one, four-session catalyst designed to launch you forward, complete with video or phone calls, email conversations, editorial support, resource sharing, and a big dose of care—all so you can finally get crystal clear on your best next step and get the writing done. Learn more here.
Reduce friction in your workspace, body habits, and physical process so you can get your work done with more focus, efficiency, and ease—and still have energy left at the end of the day for all the non-work people and stuff you love. For writers, editors, business owners, and anyone who does big-thinking work from a home office. Learn more here.
Book my brain for a powerful hour of writing momentum and leave knowing exactly what to do next. Turn a vague book idea into a solid concept you can start putting words to right away. Find time to write inside your ridiculously busy life. Unsnarl a tangle of ideas that aren't making sense to you anymore. Get exactly what you need to boost your writing project or process forward. Learn more and book here.
My genuine attention and interest;
A commitment to bringing out the best version of your work, and the chops to get it done;
A laser eye for detail;
An experienced collaborator who will take care of our working relationship and of your material; and
A fellow artist who understands what it takes to make something from scratch and see it all the way through to fruition.
Author, Personally Virtual and How to Work with a Virtual Assistant
Love the edits. I find myself saying “man, she’s good!” every so often!
Readers can lose the thread of your argument (or knock whole stars off their review) if they keep tripping over typos. Keep the focus on your ideas, not your errors. I’ll go over the final version of your work with the finest of fine-toothed combs to ensure that your published piece is immaculate. Learn more here.
Line editing helps your work stand out as uniquely yours. I go through your manuscript line by line, word by word, to help your voice shine brightly and your ideas flow clearly and smoothly. Learn more here.
You've been through a revision or two, maybe gotten feedback from a colleague, but you're still not sure the book is optimally organized. Or you're trying to make a splash outside your field and aren't sure if you've got enough there to do it. Or you're feeling confident but know that having professional eyes on your work is going to make it even more powerful. I'll help you develop your ideas fully and convey them clearly to your intended audience. Learn more here.
I edit a broad range of nonfiction books (including memoir), as well as academic papers, personal essays, online course and program content, journal articles, artist statements, and more.
I love helping whimsical and small-run print projects come into the world, too. Have an unusual project or different kind of writing that could use a collaborative boost? I’d love to hear what you have in mind!
I charge a flat project rate for developmental and line editing projects and charge $45/hr for most proofreading projects. The final rate is primarily based on the type and size of the manuscript, what level of editing you’re looking for, your writing style, and the turnaround time you expect. I aim for efficiency, but I don’t rush. I am careful and thorough and want to give your work the attention it deserves. Hiring me means you give a damn about the quality of your final product. I do.
For a book of 80,000 words, a developmental edit starts around $3,500. A line edit starts around $2,000. And proofreading starts around $1,000. To provide an estimate, I’ll need specific details about your project: what kind of help you’re looking for, a word count, the table of contents of the manuscript, your intended audience and publisher, etc. I’ll also need to see the current draft of the work, so we can make sure we're on the same page about what kind of work I can do to best support the manuscript where it is right now. I can return a few pages to you with my edits as a sample edit if you’d like to see how I approach the material before we decide to work together.
I keep all of your information confidential and use it to put together the most accurate estimate possible.
Single coaching sessions are $249/hour. The Partnership is $1000 for four one-on-one catalyst sessions plus tons of interstitial support—all designed to launch your writing forward and reimagine your process so it's flexible enough to fit your life right now and robust enough to sustain you for the long haul. See The Partnership page for all the details on what's included.