Editing & Other Services

I love writing – and I love talking about writing, talking story ideas, pursuing plot problems, research – you name it, I love it.

With an MFA in creative writing for children and young adults and a PhD in American history, I’m an expert in fiction and nonfiction.

Consulting Call/Email

Stuck on your project? Need a thinking partner? I know sometimes I need to talk about my ideas with someone. An outside perspective can provide a needed insight.

I can also suggest mentor texts – published books – that you could study to help you with your piece or writing craft books that might push you through your obstacles!

After an introductory email explaining your project and question, we can either have an hour phone call followed by one closing email exchange or we can have an e-conversation with up to five email exchanges.

Consulting Calls/Emails – $50. Please email me and we’ll discuss the details of your project.

Professional Critique

I’ll read your manuscript – poetry, middle grade, young adult, nonfiction – and prepare constructive feedback in the form of in-line editing and notes and an editorial letter focused on highlighting where your writing is strongest and suggesting changes and ideas to move your project forward.

I really love working with verse novels and poetry!

In general, I charge an hourly rate of $50 for a critique. Please email me and we’ll discuss the details of your project.

Research Services

Are you looking for someone to check photo availability at a historical society? What about reviewing archives? Or vetting your secondary sources (sometimes called a literature review). I’m available for a variety of research tasks and support.

I’ve done vast amounts of primary archival research for my own projects and as an assistant for historical preservation projects. I’m a trained historian with a PhD in American history and an MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults and versed in both MLA and Chicago Manual of Style as style guides.

Rate – Between $20 and $50 an hour, depending on project. Email me with details – I’m sure we can figure out how I can help.

Fundraising Services

Before I was a poet and a writer, I was a professional fundraiser working primarily in annual and individual giving with an expertise in prospect research and development planning. I am also a Raiser’s Edge expert.

Prospect Research – Individual Profile

will provide an in-depth profile with detailed biographical information, wealth indicators, philanthropic connections and other motivational information. $150/profile.

Prospect Research – Corporation or Foundation Profile

I will provide an in-depth profile with detailed corporate history, evaluation of community support and/or corporation foundation, philanthropic interests of board and key management and other motivational information. $200/profile.

Development Plan

I will work with key staff members to develop an annual development plan for annual fund, including major giving and stewardship activities with action steps for staff and a timeline for implementation. $100/Hour

Raiser’s Edge Consulting

Whether your need is fast, expert, accurate data management on a short-term basis or policies and procedures for managing data entry for your Raiser’s Edge database, I can help. $100/hour or project based.

Email me to talk more about your project ideas.

Is what you need help with not here? I’m an experienced writer and a great thinking partner. Contact me and I’m sure I can help.

Editing & Other Services


I love writing – and I love talking about writing, talking story ideas, pursuing plot problems, research – you name it, I love it.

With an MFA in creative writing for children and young adults and a PhD in American history, I’m an expert in fiction and nonfiction.

Consulting Call/Email

Stuck on your project? Need a thinking partner? I know sometimes I need to talk about my ideas with someone. An outside perspective can provide a needed insight.

I can also suggest mentor texts – published books – that you could study to help you with your piece or writing craft books that might push you through your obstacles!

After an introductory email explaining your project and question, we can either have an hour phone call followed by one closing email exchange or we can have an e-conversation with up to five email exchanges.

Consulting Calls/Emails – $50. Please email me and we’ll discuss the details of your project.

Professional Critique

I’ll read your manuscript – poetry, middle grade, young adult, nonfiction – and prepare constructive feedback in the form of in-line editing and notes and an editorial letter focused on highlighting where your writing is strongest and suggesting changes and ideas to move your project forward.

I really love working with verse novels and poetry!

In general, I charge an hourly rate of $50 for a critique. Please email me and we’ll discuss the details of your project.

Research Services

Are you looking for someone to check photo availability at a historical society? What about reviewing archives? Or vetting your secondary sources (sometimes called a literature review). I’m available for a variety of research tasks and support.

I’ve done vast amounts of primary archival research for my own projects and as an assistant for historical preservation projects. I’m a trained historian with a PhD in American history and an MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults and versed in both MLA and Chicago Manual of Style as style guides.

Rate – Between $20 and $50 an hour, depending on project. Email me with details – I’m sure we can figure out how I can help.

Fundraising Services

Before I was a poet and a writer, I was a professional fundraiser working primarily in annual and individual giving with an expertise in prospect research and development planning. I am also a Raiser’s Edge expert.

Prospect Research – Individual Profile
will provide an in-depth profile with detailed biographical information, wealth indicators, philanthropic connections and other motivational information. $150/profile.

Prospect Research – Corporation or Foundation Profile
I will provide an in-depth profile with detailed corporate history, evaluation of community support and/or corporation foundation, philanthropic interests of board and key management and other motivational information. $200/profile.

Development Plan
I will work with key staff members to develop an annual development plan for annual fund, including major giving and stewardship activities with action steps for staff and a timeline for implementation. $100/Hour

Raiser’s Edge Consulting
Whether your need is fast, expert, accurate data management on a short-term basis or policies and procedures for managing data entry for your Raiser’s Edge database, I can help. $100/hour or project based.

Email me to talk more about your project ideas.

Is what you need help with not here? I’m an experienced writer and a great thinking partner. Contact me and I’m sure I can help.