Lee Ann Pingel
I am a professional editor with over 30 years' experience in academia and freelance. I've edited hundreds of manuscripts for content and clarity, working with writers, professors, and graduate students to prepare their books and papers for publication. I work with authors of fiction and nonfiction for both academic and popular press. Projects have included scholarly works, novels and short stories, online courses, a cookbook, and scientific articles.
My keen sense of phrasing and word choice will help even the most sedate subjects come alive and engage your reader. I am skilled in restructuring for argument, plot, or cohesiveness, and in editing at the sentence level for grace and lyricism. My ear for dialogue will make your characters vivid and real.
Years of experience have given me an eye for spotting small errors, and my solid foundation in English grammar and mechanics means that your work will be polished and professional. I have worked with many clients whose first language is not English and am adept at discerning meaning and rewriting for clarity. Well-versed in many citation styles, including Chicago, APA, and MLA, I can help you format your book to your publisher's or university's specifications. I can also help with indexes, references and bibliographies, and other detail work.
Throughout the editing process, I strive to maintain your authentic voice. As a creative writer myself, I understand your attachment to and investment in your work.
My academic specialties include political science, religion, and feminist theory, but my diverse academic background and general scientific literacy enable me to tackle virtually any topic. Click here for details on my experience, education, publications, and more.
If you're ready to be published, I'm ready to help! Click to get in touch.