Alan is an accomplished editor of manuscripts and books - fiction and non-fiction, on any subject - with an eye for structure and ear for style that have been sharpened by thirty years of studying, teaching, and professionally writing the English language.
While he is an expert copy editor, his true strength is in developmental editing.
If the author has only an idea, Alan will interview him/her to create a chapter outline and fill in the rest of the book. If necessary, he will perform or arrange for any research needed to develop the book.
If the author has a content outline, Alan will work with him/her as above to complete the book.
If the manuscript is partially or poorly written, Alan will work with the author to fill it out and improve it.
Alan's expertise covers every area of book and manuscript editing.
With a linguistics PhD and decades of experience in editing his own
and others' writing, Alan assures clients the highest possible levels
of clarity, coherence, mechanical correctness, and factual accuracy.
The following are examples of books to which Alan has contributed significantly in style, coherence, content, and storytelling.
Mark Nicholas, ITíS (NOT) JUST BUSINESS:
Miche Graf, The Passionate Life: A Common Man's Guide To Getting Everything You Want Out Of Anything You Do, 2009
Ben Benson, The Seven Laws of Wealth, 2010
Mark Ryski, Conversion: The Last Great Retail Metric, 2010
Lee Moylan, Once Upon a Nightmare (2008); Fatal Charade (2012)
Dr. Ron Martinelli, The Black Lives Matter Movement and the War on Police (2016)