In over twenty years of editing, I’ve enjoyed working with a wide variety of writers, from first-timers to New York Times bestselling authors, from World War II veterans to professional historians, and even a veteran astronaut of four Space Shuttle missions. Regardless of the subject or the level of writing experience, my goal as an editor is the same: to help the author achieve the best manuscript possible while retaining their individual voice.

Scott has copyedited several of my manuscripts for the Star Trek: Voyager line and his work has been exemplary. He brings a deep knowledge of the universe, a keen eye for best possible word choices, and mastery of grammar and usage to my stories. I am always relieved when I see his name on one of my works because I know that I’m about to enter into a dialogue with a trusted partner as I review his notes. I cannot recommend him highly enough to anyone in need of an editor.
—Kirsten Beyer
New York Times Bestselling Author

Scott has been the copyeditor or editorial advisor for several novels that I have written. His manner of editing respects an author’s voice and style, and I have often found his queries insightful and productive. He is equally adept at editing fiction and nonfiction, and he makes a point of researching his queries to make certain they are on target. If you’re seeking a thorough copyeditor who knows how to improve an author’s prose while preserving its essence, Scott is an ideal choice.
David Mack
New York Times Bestselling Author

Scott and I have worked together on many of my Star Trek novels. He has a sharp eye for grammar, usage, and consistency, and in-depth knowledge of the worlds involved. He is also a dedicated Anglophile, and his sensitivity to the differences between British and American English has saved me from many an inadvertent error! I always greatly enjoy working with Scott, and strongly recommend him as an editor.
Una McCormack
New York Times Bestselling Author

Scott has copyedited several works of my fiction, including one for Crazy 8 Press and all but one of my bestselling Watson Chronicles Sherlock Holmes novellas. What I like about Scott is he typically spots errors I had either missed or not considered. Writing period fiction in a British voice requires a lot of research for anachronisms, and because of his love for period mystery, Scott usually recognizes these issues off the bat and offers alternative suggestions that really help to color your work. So, if you’re seeking a copyeditor that goes above and beyond and always delivers, then I cannot recommend Scott highly enough.
Christopher D. Abbott
Readers’ Favorite Book Award Winner

Scott was one of the first professional editors I ever worked with, and he set the bar very high. His questions and edits are keen, clear, and unquestionably made my story stronger while preserving my voice and style. He was also exceptionally kind and professional, and I walked away from the experience feeling more confident in my work. I highly recommend the privilege of working with him; your project will absolutely be better for it.
Kelli Fitzpatrick

Scott has copyedited and been an editorial advisor on several of my Star Trek projects. Each time his editorial work has elevated the material. Not only does Scott make suggestions that beautifully match the author’s prose, but he also seriously considers the spirit of the material when editing. I always enjoy working with Scott and highly recommend his editorial service to anyone who wants to be assured their work is in great hands!
Derek Tyler Attico

Working with Scott on The Space Shuttle was a real pleasure. We had one of the smoothest collaborative relationships I have had with any editor in my two decades in the business. Between us, we shaped a highly attractive and historically significant book that made a healthy sales impact. Anyone working toward publication can only benefit from Scott’s input, both as a text editor and as someone with firsthand experience of the trade publishing industry.
—Piers Bizony

Scott is the most professional and thorough copy and content editor I have ever worked with. From humor books to travel guides to regional history, his attention to detail is unmatched. With Will to Murder, he took an expansive and information-packed manuscript and helped the authors transform it into a true crime book that reads like a suspense novel. Thanks to his work, two books I wrote myself were honored as finalists for the Minnesota Book Award. Whether I write it or not, I won’t publish a book until it has been copyedited by Scott.
Tony Dierckins
Publisher, Zenith Cith Press

Scott edited three of my manuscripts published by Zenith Press: Darkest Hour, Fortress Rabaul, and Swashbucklers and Black Sheep. It was a pleasure to work with Scott over a span of several years. He’s a pro and really knows the business.
Bruce Gamble
Military Writers Society of America’s Gold Medal
for Fortress Rabaul

Scott brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to his work. His keen editorial eye can focus on the oddly written line or the structurally challenged chapter. In both cases, he offers good suggestions and works with the author to make the prose sparkle. His enthusiasm for a wide range of subjects means he has insights that make the overall work stronger. Scott is responsive and supportive, two things authors crave with regularity.
Robert Greenberger

I’ve worked with Scott over the course of writing Hell Hawks! and on several smaller projects. He is a sharp and savvy editor, an advocate for your good work, and a talented writer in his own right. I look forward with pleasure to collaborating with Scott again. So should you.
Thomas D. Jones

Scott was a delight to work with, both on my own book, and on projects which I copyedited for him. A professional with a grasp not just of the details, but also the bigger picture, he made That’s What They Want You to Think a much better book for his input.
—Paul Simpson

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