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I work with scholars at any stage of the writing process.

Excellent writing is rarely a solitary act, but professional academic editing is more than having a second pair of eyes to catch grammatical errors. Building on my years as a history professor and an editor, I approach my work as a collaboration to make your scholarly writing the best that it can be. Whether it's a book manuscript, a journal article, a dissertation, or an index, your final product will be demonstrably more polished and effective.

Accepting Sign-Ups for Fall 2022 Academic Writing Accountability Group

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Beginning September 12, I will be facilitating an intensive WAG to scholars interested in making substantial progress on a specific writing project. The program includes:

  • a safe and collegial environment to improve the frequency and regularity of of your academic writing
  • a weekly 90-minute WAG session (at least 1 hour of the session will be devoted to individual writing time and the rest of the time will be discussion and goal-sharing led by Margaret)
  • an optional weekly 45-minute WAG session (5 min. to discuss goals, 35 min. to write, and 5 min. to wrap up)
  •  two 45-minute one-on-one planning sessions with me at the beginning and mid-point of the program
  • membership in a Slack group to promote accountability & discussion throughout the week
  • template for semester-long writing plan
  • template for daily writing log

Please contact if you have questions or interest in joining our group.

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Margaret was a joy to work with. She approaches editing as a collaboration, and her critical lens and candor improved my book markedly.

—Assistant Professor, James Madison University