An interviewer once asked the notoriously harsh literary editor Gordon Lish how he could tell good writing from bad. "Because I’ve got the fucking gift for it," snapped Lish. "Instinct, call it. Whatever the ­property, in truth or in delusion, I depend upon it." 

I relish editing in all of its elegant brutality. Whether you are working on a Ph.D. thesis, personal statement, or book manuscript, talk to me. I can help you vastly improve any piece of prose.