What I Do
(and what it costs)


I specialize in editing poetry, but with more than thirty years’ experience editing fiction, non-fiction, children’s literature, reports, and scholarly materials for publishers and businesses from around the world, I am able to provide for all your editorial needs.

Basic rates:

Poetry (flat rate for editing): $850
Copy-editing: 5¢ per word.
Developmental/structural editing: 5¢ per word. Complex projects may cost more.
Proofreading: 2¢ per word. Complex manuscripts may cost more.
In-person consultations: $100 per hour.
Manuscript evaluations: 2¢ per word.

Project Management

I manage book and research projects from start to finish—from writing it to delivering a finished book on your doorstep. Or anywhere in between. Please contact me to discuss your needs so that I can tailor a quote to suit your requirements. 

I do not do marketing and am not a book agent.

Workshops and Presentations

Full day: $700; Half Day: $400

I have done workshops and delivered keynotes and lectures/talks to writers and editors, book clubs, NGOs and businesses around the world. Please contact me for a complete list of workshops and outlines, or to tailor a workshop or presentation to your needs. Areas I cover include:

— Creativity
— Writing
— Project Management

— Leadership
— Editing
— Storytelling


Full day: $700; Half Day: $400

A full day includes up to four one-hour presentations; or, a mix of workshops and presentations. I present for audiences from K - 12, and Adult. Some of the topics I cover in my presentations include:

— Leadership
— Literacy
— Numeracy
— Writing for a Cause

— African Folktales
— Racism, Immigration, Multiculturalism
— Poetry
— Storytelling