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Developmental Editing

I just wanted to say how enjoyable and worthwhile this whole experience has been. At first, I didn't want to spend the money on a developmental editor, but in retrospect, it was worth every penny. I learned more about writing while working with you than in all of graduate school. … This was the next best thing, and I almost feel like it was a steal for the price, given how much I got out of it. I'll probably thank you again when we complete everything, but I looked forward to your constructive criticism each chapter. They empowered, rather than deflated, my desire to revise and improve the manuscript. This book is now what I wanted it to be.”
—Assistant Professor, Queensborough Community College/CUNY


“After working with Margaret on the index for my first book (Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean), I can’t imagine letting anyone else do my next index. Margaret was very easy to work with, communicating with me regularly to ask for clarification and making smart suggestions for everything from organization of entries and subentries to rephrasing several entries themselves. And while she worked quickly, even as the index became more complicated because of the number of entries I wanted, I never felt that she was rushing or taking shortcuts. To the contrary, she read my manuscript with great care and precision, and the index she created is an excellent guide to the book."
—Assistant Professor of History, Xavier University

"I am so grateful for Margaret’s care and expertise in creating an index for Play All Night! Duane Allman and the Journey to Fillmore East. When she sent me the penultimate version, I nearly wept, as I know how valuable a thorough index is to other scholars. My book is much the better for it."
—Historian / Principal, The Lyndhurst Group




“Margaret was a joy to work with. She approaches editing as a collaboration, and her critical lens and candor improved my book markedly. … I deeply appreciated her willingness to question conventions and develop our own. Thanks again, Margaret!"
—Assistant Professor, James Madison University

“I receive my work in a form that is greatly improved over the original. MargaretEdits is careful not to change the sense of what has been written. … MargaretEdits turns work around quickly and professionally. My reader reports often mention how clean my submitted work is and that has helped me to land contracts. These are smart eyes (Margaret has a PhD in History) cast upon my drafts, and I am infinitely grateful.”
—Associate Professor of History, Whitman College

“Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz has been outstanding from the beginning when editing my 100.000 words manuscript on Zurich education in the sixteenth century for an academic publisher. She provided thorough footnote and bibliographical editing, and read through my text with unceasing attention for details. … Margaret was always available during and after the editing process. She was on time with her work, patient and caring with her client.”
—Visiting Fellow, Harvard University

Academic Writing Consulting

“... I reached out to her [Margaret] when I felt like I was drowning in the combined demands of my teaching workload, a stalled dissertation, and busy home life in which I was the primary caregiver for my toddler. … With Margaret, you will find that her advice and approach to coaching are sensible and constructive. … Also, I always had a listening and supportive ear for my frustrations and fears, and she celebrated with me every "victory" along the way, no matter how small. … It is sincerely a pleasure to work with Margaret, and I highly recommend her as a dissertation coach.”
—Visiting Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh

MargaretEdits offers a free 30-minute consultation for new clients. Contact me to get started. For strategies to improve your academic writing, check out my blog and follow @MargaretEdits on Twitter.