As a writer, I know the value of a good editor.
I offer a variety of editing and formatting services to help you meet your writing goals.


Developmental Editing

Looking for a sounding board for ideas? Wrestling with structure or organization? In a developmental edit, I’ll work with you to clarify your project’s big picture, focusing on the flow of ideas and construction of argument.

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Once you have a formatted manuscript, I’ll help catch any remaining errors. If your project has already been edited and you’re looking for a finishing touch just prior to publication, I’ll make sure your proofs are pristine.

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I offer multiple levels of copyediting, ranging from a line edit to help shape your sentences to a light copyedit to catch any grammatical mistakes or typos. I’ll work with you to find the right level of editing to meet your needs.

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Dissertation Formatting

Document formatting can be frustrating. Take one thing off your plate by letting me take care of your document formatting. You’ll receive a clean PDF of your chapters, bibliography, and figures formatted to your institution’s specifications.
Starts at $1 per page.

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“Beyond proofing my work, it’s her remarkable ability to make me a better thinker and writer, to enhance my work through comments and questions that keep me going back to her for advice. I can’t recommend Shelby enough.”

Nic Barilar, PhD Candidate