Developmental EDITOR

for academics      ◎      specialized in 
working with scholars from under-represented groups

 

why you

Why struggle when you can thrive 
?

To ask for help demonstrates a capacity, not a failing. And all published texts are the work of many, not one. Put aside  your pride or your self-doubt and GET HELP.

Get the help you need

How is writing without help working for you? Most of us need some level of

 connection, support, and skillful feedback to do our best work. Individualism is a trap that deprives you of these resources for writing well.

Let yourself do your best work

 Getting help will allow you to put your energy into writing and publishing what you have to say, rather than becoming exhausted fighting destructive and false ideals.

BREAK FREE

to write with

greater ease,

precision,

and impact

why me

I'm confident I can help you.

I'm a skilled and practiced editor, with 10 years of experience, 20 years in academia, and a record of academic publications.  I'm familiar with disciplines across the humanities and social sciences, and adept with theoretical and interdisciplinary work. 

Your project is my project.

My central purpose is to serve you and your project.  I can follow your lead or provide a starting point.  I will find the structure in a scattered text,  pull out the central argument from a tangle of claims, and identify where an argument needs further support.  I can show you how to turn an inward-facing discussion toward the reader, and suggest more precise and nuanced language.  I can detect theoretical questions that arise from your text  and suggest ways of addressing them, or evaluate how effectively your chosen theoretical approach  serves your purposes and offer alternatives. 

Editing brings me joy

It's an honor to be invited into your writing process, to bear witness to your struggles and breakthroughs, and to be of use in moving through the writing process to completion. I love helping writers like you to communicate their experience, intelligence, and wisdom to the world.

  TESTIMONIALS 

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 I used Claudia's services when I wasn’t able to continue with writing the chapters of a particular monograph. My writing was stuck, conceptually as well as argumentatively, and I wasn’t convinced whether there was a book in there.

 

Claudia was able to get to the point of my unfinished drafts and to direct me toward a much more fleshed out conceptual manuscript. Her observations and suggestions about structure and argument were right on the spot and helped me to re-conceptualize the book as a whole.

 

I appreciated her rigorous professionalism as much as I valued her wit and genuine cordiality.

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Sonia Van Wichelen
Senior Research Fellow
University of Sydney
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