Scholarly Writing Resources
Information on Editors (copy and project) and writing Coaches
For a small fee, select UMass Boston English MA students offer copy editing services. More information and online submission can be found here.
Project Editors and Writing Coaches
OFD provides a list of editors, but does not endorse any particular project editors or writing coaches. We recommend that you read Tips for Selecting an Editor for advice on selecting an editor.
Debra Cash is an editor at Political Research Associates and can edit organizational studies (esp. sociotechnical), performing arts, design studies, judaica.
E.J. Graff is an author who has published a book with Beacon Press and a co-authored book with Simon & Schuster. She is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis and is available to edit work in the humanities.
Amy Hoffman is a UMass Press author. She has published two books with university presses and has a third coming out in the spring. She can edit articles or manuscripts in the humanities and/or business articles.
Michael Needham is an editor and the founder of Humanities First. He offers editing of many kinds especially on articles and book manuscripts. He specializes in developmental review and adapting powerful ideas for different audiences.
Susan Schmidt has a dual background in science and humanities with a doctorate in American literature, Masters in environmental sciences and British lit; and postdoc study in bioethics, conflict resolution, and botany. She is fluent in French and German. Susan is a developmental editor for Polish to Publish, where she helps authors revise book manuscripts for publication. In structural critique, she can suggest how to shape, focus, fine-tune narrative voice, tone and trajectory. She also can serve as a copyeditor and proofreader for grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, structure, word choice, verb agreement, tense and voice (active versus passive). She works with all genres– popular and scholarly. She can mark in a variety of styles including Chicago, MLA, APA, CSE, or hybrid.
Allison Goldstein is a freelance writer and editor with a background in academic publishing. As a freelancer, she has worked with several doctoral students on their dissertations, and is a regular editing consultant for the University of Michigan School of Social Work, where she works with faculty to prepare journal articles, book chapters, and various other materials for publication.
Getting Listed as a Project Editor
Editors who wish to have their information included on this page should email: firstname.lastname@example.org and must include the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three faculty clients (current or former) who are willing to provide a reference. Editors who do not provide a minimum of three faculty references cannot be added to the list.