Editing and Production Services
I offer substantive editing, formatting, and pre-print production services, drawing on decades of professional experience in the work and craft of getting words into print.
Since 2001, one of my primary sources of clients has been as one of a pool of editors approved to perform Technical Review Editing for dissertation students at the California Institute of Integral Studies, http://ciis.edu , a graduate school in San Francisco.
A Technical Review edit consists of checking for internal consistency, citation/reference agreement, and formatting consistency to both the school requirements and the department's chosen style manual. The different departments of CIIS currently make
use of the APA Publication Manual 5th Edition, the Chicago Manual of Style 15th
Edition, and MLA. In addition to the basic
format checks above, I also flag problematic grammar and typos.
Formatting and preparing a book-length manuscript requires attention to an inordinate amount of details. has formed the core of my livelihood for over 25 years, from graphic design and desktop publishing to manuscript copyediting and technical editing.
Copyediting services are offered, and may include some or all of the following:
Individualized Tutoring and Workshop Classes
People who come to the dissertation process may do just one project this size in a lifetime, and as with any complex project one approaches for the first time, there is a formidable learning curve. To help ease this process, I offer individualized tutoring, and since 2005 have taught several sessions a year of a workshop I wrote and continue to develop, Advanced Practice in Word for Dissertation writers.