Em Dash — a freelance editing service drawing upon my 35+ years’ professional experience — takes its brand from the versatile punctuation mark based on a printer’s measure of font size. The em dash can do the work of a colon, comma, period, ellipsis, or set of parentheses and indicates interruption or abrupt change. It bridges thoughts, ideas, feelings, and actions — the core of communications.
I specialize in developmental (deep) editing, addressing issues of organization as well as grammar, clarity, tone, and style, and working with authors for whom English is a second language. I especially enjoy mentoring newer writers through hands-on editing partnered with critical feedback about whatever language or storyline issues need attention.
For more information about my services and fees, please contact me. For more details on my background and experience, see my resume. I now live in the San Francisco Bay Area and can work on site or remotely.