A close reader with a knack for wordsmithing.

Freelance Writer, proofreader, and copy editor

Helping you speak to your readers with confidence

freelance copywriter, proofreader, & copy editor

About

A lifelong admirer and student of the written English language.

A close reader with a knack for wordsmithing, Sarah is passionate about the power of words and can help you produce accurate and precise written communication. As a passionate freelance writer, proofreader, & copy editor, she produces anything from web content to academic papers, infusing clarity & impact into every word. She is available to edit web content, newsletters, grant proposals, academic papers, annual reports – any written material that needs a final polish. With an intuitive eye for clarity of expression, Sarah will help you speak to your readers with confidence.

A line-by-line review of your document can range from a quick proofread to a more thorough rewrite according to your needs. Sarah can:

  • Proofread for correct grammar, usage, punctuation and spelling
  • Check for consistency of style in accordance with the relevant guide, including the Associated Press Stylebook, The Chicago Manual of Style or an inhouse guide
  • Flag redundancies in use of words or expression of ideas
  • Restructure sentences and reorganize paragraphs for improved readability
  • Check for typos and formatting errors such as extra spaces, line breaks or missing symbols

Sarah is a lifelong admirer and student of the written English language. Since earning her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Newcomb College, Tulane University in 1994, she has honed her writing and editing skills in both professional and personal endeavors. Whether writing feature stories for a local newspaper, preparing letters for the Governor of the State of Texas or managing the paper flow for a presidential advisor in the White House, Sarah’s path has always led her to the fundamental task of putting the right words in the right order.

Recently, Sarah’s essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Washington Monthly and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazzette, the newspaper of record in her home state. Sarah is a proud military wife and mother of two teenaged sons, who inspire much of her writing.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

THE ATLANTIC SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

BOOK REVIEW IN WASHINGTON MONTHLY’S 2021 WINTER PRINT ISSUE

ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE SEPTEMBER 13, 2020

WASHINGTON MONTHLY JANUARY 25, 2020

MOVEABLE TYPE MAY 2021

VERILY MAGAZINE JUNE 3, 2021

WASHINGTON MONTHLY SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

WASHINGTON MONTHLY April 3, 2022

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