About Ann

I started Greenline Editing more than 20 years ago (formerly Greenline Editorial Services). A belief in the power of words and the ideas they express has driven my interest in writing and editing. I started as a devoted public school student in the 1970s, completing every grammar worksheet diligently. I have two degrees in English and creative writing, was the managing editor for a literary magazine, then found my way into textbook publishing. My career at several major textbook publishers included jobs as a copy editor, production editor, and developmental editor. I learned many sides of the publishing process–from how to create visual content to deep editing of manuscripts, and more.

I also have the privilege of editing articles and dissertations for faculty and doctoral students. This editing is the most significant part of my business; and it is a pleasure to support the brilliant work of those in the academy. For those of you who are creative writers, my heart is with you (and my editing skills).  I have edited self-published novels, children’s books, and memoir. 

I am devoted to each editing project and use the depth and breadth of my experience to bring your voice and vision to its highest level. I listen to how you describe your project so that we can clarify the tasks that will capitalize on your strengths, address the challenges, and create a written piece that highlights and clarifies your message.

My 25 years of experience means that over the decades I have developed the skills to address just about everything related to the written word–from the details of editing references and in-text citations to developing the logical progression of an argument, plus attending to consistency, voice, and tone.

Credentials and Experience

  • BFA in Writing and Literature from Emerson College, with a minor in French
  • MFA in English from The University of Iowa Writers Workshop (poetry)
  • Managing Editor of AGNI, a literary magazine
  • Instructor for composition and literature courses at Boston University, The University of Massachusetts/Boston, Northeastern University, and Emerson College
  • Part-time lecturer at the MIT Writing and Communication Center
  • Three consecutive grants from the Somerville Arts Council in Massachusetts to teach memoir writing to senior citizens in Massachusetts
  • Production Editor at Houghton Mifflin, Pearson Education
  • Developmental Editor for college textbooks, Pearson Education, McGraw-Hill, Wiley, Cengage Learning
  • Presented and recorded a webinar on the process of developmental editing for the Text and Academic Authors Association.

I am a member of several professional organizations including the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, the Text and Academic Authors Association, and the Cambridge Academic Editors Network.

Want to talk about your project? Email me using the form below and request a free initial phone call.

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