Kerry Higgins Wendt, Academic EditorI provide personalized and intellectually sophisticated editing services to academic writers and university presses. My clients include Harvard University Press, the University of Chicago Press, the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, and individual scholars. I have content experience in the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, African-American studies, art history, biography, documentary editions, history, Latinx studies, literary studies, sociology, and women’s studies.

I use a voice-driven approach to editing. While I do edit for grammar, usage, correctness, and adherence to a style guide such as The Chicago Manual of Style, my primary objective is to help your book or article to work holistically, according to the organic thrust of its argument. I edit for powerful, clear, and straightforward yet intellectually sophisticated language that melds your own voice with the norms of academic prose and good rhythmic flow. My syntactical and structural approach has proven especially well-suited to developmental editing, in-depth line editing, and work with writers who have dyslexia or dysgraphia.