Deborah Steinberg

San Francisco, California, United States

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Deborah Steinberg

I help bring your ideas to life with high quality editing and writing.

I have 14 years of experience as a writer, editor, and English teacher. I have worked as a freelance editor on memoirs, novels, and non-fiction books and articles at all stages, from developmental to copy editing. I have experience writing articles, interviews, blog posts and newsletters for businesses and non-profits.

My goal as an editor is to help you make your writing say what you want to say in clear, elegant language. I love helping authors figure out how to bring their writing to life with a well-chosen word, a structural change, a re-worked sentence, or a suggestion to further develop an idea.

My goal as a writer is to take your ideas and content and bring them to life with clear, precise writing that conveys the tone and mood you want to convey. I love figuring out the best way to put information into words.

I earned my B.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from Bard College and my M.A. in English Literature from Université Michel Montaigne - Bordeaux III. Most recently, I am co-editor of the anthology "Writing That Risks: New Work From Beyond the Mainstream," published in 2013 by Red Bridge Press (San Francisco), where I am a founding editor. I am also the fiction editor of the press's online journal, Rivet: The Journal of Writing That Risks. My short fiction and prose poetry are published in literary journals, and I teach writing workshops in the San Francisco area. My knowledge of English grammar is very strong, as I taught English as a Second Language at the college level for 8 years. I am committed to providing you the highest quality of service as an editor and a writer, and I am a pleasant, helpful person to work with.

I look forward to working with you on words!

Work Terms

I work 9-5 PST Monday through Friday. I am willing to work outside those hours if necessary to complete a project on time, though such a project will require an additional fee negotiation.

I charge $60/hour as a base rate. This rate can be negotiated depending on the project.

I prefer to communicate by e-mail but can also talk on the phone or through video chat.