Editing and Indexing Services for Scholars

My goal as an editor is to allow your words, your arguments,
your ideas, to shine through.

  • As a developmental editor, I work with you to develop your idea cleanly and clearly. We will talk through your project and your needs and then I will sit down with your work and identify ways to clarify your argument, pull it through your narrative, eliminate distractions and strengthen your voice. I will provide you with a detailed manuscript assessment, and we will meet again and talk through it

  • As a copyeditor, I read through your work and fix errors in mechanics, apply a designated style, and clarify and simplify confusing sentences. I may also point out places where your argument may be getting lost via confusing phrasing or misstatement. I will copyedit your references, but styling them is an additional service.

  • I provide book proposal consulting and can work with you on successfully turning your dissertation into a scholarly book (dissertation to book consulting).

  • I weave high-quality, accurate, user-friendly indexes across the social sciences and humanities. I combine my broad academic expertise and my experience assisting scholars and students in their searches with my indexing training and years of experience to craft highly usable indexes for all curious readers. I am expert in standard back of ibook indexing as well as CUP/embedded indexing


In short, she vastly improved and ensured the academic integrity of the collection (saving us heaps of time and headaches in the process). She was also patient and flexible throughout the project. We can't thank her enough and highly recommend her to others looking for a thorough and capable copy editor.

                                    Michael Daubs,

                                   University of Wellington

Rudy's knowledge of research writing typical in higher education was beneficial because she both could read and edit my work for grammatical, syntax, and citations issues, but also made comments related to argument clarity or how a given audience might perceive the arguments and tone of the work...I would recommend Rudy's editing because she DOES understand various academic disciplines and is aware of those issues in her editing work.

                                Dr. Amy Pason

                                University of Nevada, Reno

I was up against several deadlines and approached Rudy for help. Rudy was exceptional. She worked with me on my deadline and was even able to get the projects done ahead of time. She is detail oriented and does not hesitate to offer advice and suggestions on how to improve the content and prose that she is editing. Rudy was easy to work with and helped under tight conditions. Hire Rudy! She will make your project come to fruition.

                                            Dr. Robert Ostergard

                                      University of Nevada, Reno