About Elise

I am a retired English professor who has many years of experience in writing, editing, proofreading, and coaching writers.

Beyond my writing-related interests, I am a fine art photographer, a genealogist with a special interest in German genealogy, and a watercolor painter. Although I am not fluent in German, I am very familiar with the language and am comfortable with German names and places. At this point I live in Minnesota, but I spent 40 years in California and know the state well.

I offer services in writing, editing, proofreading, bibliography preparation (MLA, APA, and AMA). I also coach those who would like to improve their writing, for career or personal use.  My rates are reasonable and I am willing to negotiate, depending on your circumstances. My pledge to you is that I will do professional work, anchored in the industry’s best practices, returned to you in a timely manner. Let’s talk about the work you need done.

B.A., San Francisco State University (English/Creative Writing)
M.A., San Francisco State University (English/Creative Writing)
Ph.D., Stanford University (Education: Language, Literacy and Culture)

English Professor, San Francisco State University, 1989-2015