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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 Spring 2023 Academic Writing Accountability Group

After the success of our Fall 2022 Academic WAG, I have decided to offer a similar program for the spring semester starting in January. The intensive 10-week program is for 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 as well as quality of your academic writing
  • a weekly 90-minute WAG session facilitated by Margaret
  • an optional weekly 45-minute WAG session facilitated by Margaret
  • an informal mid-week 45-minute WAG session via Slack
  • two 30-minute one-on-one planning sessions with me at the beginning and mid-point of the program
  • 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