Academic Editing/Legal Editing illuminates your ideas…and new paths for thought
Writing is a mode of thinking, a journey of intellectual discovery. Editing moves your thinking.
For two decades, I’ve loved working with scholars who love developing ideas and care about sharing them. Your dissertation, first or fifth book, a journal article revision. We’ll refine your scholarly voice and shape your narrative to bring your matured thinking to light. Editing on any or all these levels:
DEVELOPMENTAL EDIT: nail down project architecture-- conceptual groundwork, overall organization, argument structure
STYLE EDIT: the finer points of expression and rhythm, transition and consistency will make ideas more compelling
LINE EDIT: the care of grammar, punctuation, lexicon, usage, and style guide assures impeccable results
Who am I? A theory-savvy U of Michigan MA in history, with further study in historical anthropology, dedicated to editing sophisticated scholarship in humanities, social sciences, arts, architecture, law, business.
Special gifts: helping scholars for whom English is not a first language, early-career scholars developing assured voices, and attorneys who value clarity and impact in filings or on websites.
How do I work? Collaboratively, clarifying project parameters, audience, goals, and challenges to define a practical process, a timeline and an agreeable fee. So begins a dialogue assuring project completion…often with lasting intellectual benefits.
What’s t like to work with me? In others’ words:
‘You are making me see more and more what I am trying to argue, but it is taking me quite some time to realize it! I do not think I would have gotten out of the pit without your guidance.’ Associate Professor, Anthropology and Islamic Studies
‘Frankly, the extensive and well explained comments that you have given me are the best feedback I have ever received in graduate school.’ --Dissertation author
'[Carin's] keen eye for argument and her exquisite narrative sense fundamentally transformed this book.’ --Associate Professor, History
We'll work the way that's most comfortable for you. Because communication can be intensive, I favor email. We can also talk by phone as needed. Payment through Guru or PayPal. I meet deadlines. I make myself available. I grasp nuanced ideas and know how to structure compelling arguments. And I'm personable, ever-positive and fun to communicate with.