Welcome to EditWellWriteWell

Top-Notch Editing & Writing

My Experience

Words are my trade. I have spent my professional life dealing with them in one context or another.  That has given me insight into many different uses of the English language and an expertise in shaping its words to the requirements of many diverse subjects.

I have been writing and editing texts of all kinds professionally for more than 30 years.  Educated at Harvard and Oxford, I have worked successfully in many fields and bring that wide-ranging experience to meticulous proofreading of your work, if that’s what you need, or to provide a critical eye that can help you make your words flow the way you want them to.



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“ Richard is an amazing editor for materials related to both academic and creative writing endeavors (marketing, story writing, etc.). He adheres to deadlines, provides wonderful suggestions to improve writing style, and helps clients synthesize their information so that arguments, data, and story are presented in a cohesive manner. A+! ”
Jill Findley, MS, PhD, author and concept developer
Meticulous with a ‘light touch’…unerring precision…a wonderful ear for alternative phrasings…met every deadline and responded to every phone and email request. Simply put, the best editor I’ve ever worked with, and I’m excited to work with him again on my new project.
Jon K., NYC professor
A top-notch editor our firm looks forward to working with again!
Lindsay E., NYC Consulting Firm
I can’t thank you enough!
Tom E., University administrator
Fantastic job editing my book manuscript, which helped it get accepted by a top press.
Allison C., Author
Wow! You really improved my personal statement. It looks great!
Kevin S., Med School applicant


Fast Turn-Around

Harvard- and Oxford-educated professional writer and editor available for immediate assignments

Experienced consultant and proofreader for:

  • Books
  • Dissertations
  • Theses
  • Articles
  • Papers

Copywriting and editing of commercial materials

  • New business proposals
  • Speeches
  • Press releases