"Whether employing Wayne as an editor or writing coach, his remarkable skill at reinforcing improvements or forgiving lapses, as well as striking through or recasting a concept has made a difference, both in my writing and for me as a writer."

~ Darden


Editing generally occurs in three steps:

Content Development is also known as conceptual editing.  Coaching discussions are generally included to define content, characters and story elements while building structure and style.

Content Editing focuses on consistency while refining structure and style.  The boundaries between this and conceptual editing are often blurry as these processes generally happen simultaneously.

Copyediting occurs once the concept and copy are complete.  This is the final polish before releasing the writing with a keen eye to stylistic issues, grammar and punctuation.

With word count and sample pages, I can project a starting date and approximate a return.

Most editing is completed via email and phone, though some clients prefer meetings to discuss corrected text.

Additionally as part of your editing and revision process, I can organize and facilitate a focus group for evaluation of your writing, assisting in both approach to and analysis of information gathered after the meeting.

$90 / hour, in person, (currently unavailable due to Covid) 

  • by appointment at Presidential Parkway, Atlanta, less than one mile off Interstate 85 and Chamblee Tucker Road
  • at your home, office, or preferred location with additional travel fee of hourly + mileage
  • one-hour minimum, then billed in 1/2-hour increments

$90 / hour, consultation by Zoom/phone

  • half-hour minimum, then billed in 1/4-hour increments

$70 / hour, content evaluation, editing and/or meeting prep

  • billed at $18 per 1/4-hour increment


Contact Wayne to request an appointment.