My editing service, Executive Editor, is now in its nineteenth year. Making other people's books better may be what I do best! And I must confess, I love the work.
I started out by editing academic books and went on to edit business reports for the Economist Intelligence Unit. Since then, I have edited books on psychology, community activism, and the therapeutic use of hallucinogens. I have ghost-written books "by" famous financiers and written forty pieces for the Novartis intranet. I have given developmental help to many people writing their memoirs.
One such memoir is by a Khmer Rouge survivor who became a scientist and an Olympic runner. Another is by a fifties singer whose acknowledgments cite me as "the best editor in the world"!
As a novelist myself, I especially enjoy editing fiction: collaborating with the author to see how a novel can be most effective. Last year I copy-edited what became an Oprah Book Club selection.
I work on shorter pieces, too, and the occasional website. I charge by the hour or by the project. My rates are reasonable: much less than you'd pay your plumber! Please get in touch via the contact page and tell me about your writing project.