“Bernard edits with you in mind. In their feedback, they balance careful attention to form with a sure grasp of your vision for the project. After working with them, you’ll have a clearer sense of what to do to achieve that vision.”

Emily Holt

Author of Though the Walls Are Lit

Nourish your writerly needs.

Writers and organizations at any stage of development value my tailored approaches to creating content and polishing prose for publication — whether branding, marketing, or simply creating.

You can also request neurodiversity training, no matter your neurotype, if you work with, live with, or otherwise support neurominorities. My tailored trainings will provide everything you need to meet your inclusion and support goals.

Copywriting, content creation, copyediting, and proofreading for brands:

  • Inclusive short-form and long-form storytelling.
  • Strategic messaging for a variety of media channels and formats.

Editing and publishing consultations for writers:

    • Full manuscript consultations for fiction and creative nonfiction writers. 
    • Publishing guidance for writers who want to publish books, in magazines, or find a literary agent.
    • Ask any questions you have about writing, editing, or publishing and I’ll deliver honest, thorough answers based on ten years in literary publishing.
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    Learn Neurodiversity-affirming inclusion practices. 

    • Learn about the neurodiversity paradigm from an experienced advocate who has worked with many Autistic and nonautistic professionals.
    • You’ll learn inclusion strategies for supporting and advocating for neurominorities.
    • I’ll answer any and all questions, share resources, explain terminology, and present different neurotypes.

    “Bernard is an insightful and generous reader. They provide the kind of feedback that inspires better writing, and their edits have improved more than one of my stories.”

    Meagan Macvie

    Author of Ocean in My Ears

    Need a writing coach? 

    Writing Coaching

    Hire me as your writing coach: your personal editor or writing instructor.

    Together we can study craft via lesson plans, and you can help me decide what we work on—a particular section, a new chapter, a new book, story, or essay; whatever you want—and when and if you want to find other things to read together and discuss.

    Submissions Coaching

    For all writers: whether you want to pitch magazine editors, submit work to literary or academic journals, or are seeking an agent for your full-length manuscript.

    I help writers want to assemble a submission package and manuscript and can coach you through writing and submitting.

    I also help self-published writers who want to publish online or in print.  

    How to work with me.

    Get in touch

    To find out more about working with me please contact me here using the form provided, and tell me more about what services interests you. 

    “Having worked with them in both capacities, I am impressed with Bernard as a writer and as an editor. Their prose has a unique sense of style, strong narrative, and insistent voice, and their editorial eye is keenly focused on helping others showcase craft and storytelling in their work. You’ll enjoy working with them!”

    Lisa Romeo

    Author of Starting with Goodbye: A Daughter's Memoir of Love after Loss