Have you written the All American Novel? Do you need help in preparing a collection of poems in a printer-ready format? Don't your contemporaries and grandchildren deserve to read your memoirs?

I can help! I've more than 20 year's experience in editing and layout, and I'm a published author, prize-winning poet, and weekly blogger to boot! I know when to use "which" or "that," and never write "they're" when you mean "there." I know the qualifiers (like "sort of") that weaken a piece of writing, and I received a B.A. in Latin, so I have an extensive vocabulary.


APA and MLA Style, resumes, editing, revision, dictation, booklet layout, screenplay formatting, and administrative assistance

  • Typist and copy editor since 1991, typing 80 WPM
  • Available evenings and weekends
  • Hourly charge: $30 — discount for lengthy projects

Highlights of career

  • Co-editor for the 2010 Holocaust edition of Poetica Magazine
  • Formatted and edited a screenplay that sold in Hollywood for $850,000
  • Edited a manuscript of nationally known poet, David Ray
  • Co-editor of Potpourri Literary Quarterly and Gateway
  • Layout Artist for Potpourri Literary Quarterly — 76 pages set in six hours
  • Kansas Authors Club Poetry and Art Contest Judge
  • Guest Lecturer for the Kansas State Poetry Society
  • In the summer of 2012, I was honored to sponsor and judge the Rex Rogers Formal Poetry Contest for Whispering Prairie Press’s Kansas City Voices, for I believe that poetry sketches verbal paintings of the soul and sings in self-expression.


"Michelle, you are the best editor I've ever had in my life." SM, Prairie Village, Kansas

"I learned more in half an hour than in the last year." KW, Shawnee, Kansas

"Michelle is the only person I'd trust to do the copy editing on my cookbook." MLK, Olathe, Kansas

"Michelle is the best. I learned everything from her." TL, copyeditor for Potpourri, Prairie Village, Kansas

"You are the most gifted woman I think I've ever known." Esther Luttrell, Screenwriter