With more than 25 years of publishing experience, I bring well-honed editing skills, a passion for research, and tenacious proofreading rigor to help craft your words into the best possible finished product.
Business & tech editing
Educational editing & writing
Web content writing/editing
American Copy Editors Society
Editorial Freelancers Association
“Mary is not only thorough, careful, and professional in her work, but consistently goes further than providing impeccable editing. She offers insights and suggestions that challenge my thinking and help me craft the best possible end product. On a personal level, she is positive, engaging, and responsive, qualities which make working with her both productive and enjoyable.”
--Stephen B. Kincaid, Ph.D., Principal, ghSMART
“Mary is the ultimate professional and a pleasure to work with. I trust Mary with the most important work and she always delivers with grace and high quality. For 9 years, Mary has been a very important asset for me. I sleep well knowing my project is in her editorial care.”
--Elena Lytkina Botelho, Partner, ghSMART
“Mary is a skilled professional and it's a pleasure to work with her. She has great expertise in the Chicago Manual of Style, and she easily adapts to or incorporates in-house style requirements. I appreciate her flexibility when it comes to scheduling--our products sometimes involve same-day turnaround, and we generally don't receive advance notice of when the client plans to send a large number of files. Mary cheerfully pitches in to help get everything back on time, and her sense of humor has helped us both get through some long days of editing. I look forward to continuing to work with her.”
--Christine Clukey Reece, Owner, Pinnacle Projects, Toronto
Crafted Prose Communications
"What are you going to do when you grow up . . . get a job reading books for a living?" asked my exasperated mother of her then 12-year-old daughter who missed hearing the dinner bell for the umpteenth time because she was lost in the world of her latest favorite book. Well, Mom . . . I'm happy to report that not only do I make a living "reading" books but I've also had the good fortune to write my own books, as well as assist other writers in crafting their own best work--whether on a novel, a business manual, a cookbook, a management consultant's report, a lesson plan, a news article, or a website.