Creative Services

Let Scott’s 30 years of creative experience help your work shine and get you into print.

Scott is an incredibly insightful reader of creative work. His attention to the subtleties of narrative and character have wowed me, and I’ve heard the buzz about him from other creative writers too. The careful suggestions he’s given after editing a novel draft of mine aren’t just smart, but inspiring. He makes you see your work in a new and motivating way.
Jennifer Bannan
Author, Inventing Victor
“I am new to the published writing world, and Scott attended to my editing needs with the utmost professionalism in a timely manner. He took what I had written, edited and re-arranged it, ultimately improving the flow of words in such a way that my story made much more sense and was inherently easier for the reader to grasp. It was an amazing learning experience, and I was impressed by Scott's attention to detail and his understanding of how and where to make the necessary adjustments.”
John Highberger
Author, “Becoming My Mother”
Manuscript Evaluations
Written a novel? A collection of stories? A single story? How about a play or screenplay? Let Scott help you get your story and characters in shape, make sure you’ve created enough tension, find the best structure for your work, and enhance your writing style. Evaluations cover all the bases and include a teleconference and email conversations. Scott can help get your manuscript on track for publication.
Story/Book Editing
Need assistance with line-by-line editing? Allow a proven stylist to hone your prose and get it in publishable shape. Scott pays full attention to proper grammatical constructions and standard manuscript formatting, while allowing your own personal expression to shine through. With more than 30 years experience in writing and editing, both fiction and nonfiction, Scott can help you become a published author, again and again.
Expert instruction in fiction writing, playwrighting and publishing for full classes, small groups or one-on-ones. Classes may be designed for one hour or an entire semester. Influenced by five years teaching at The University of Arizona and Penn State University, Scott brings an interactive style and 30 years of writing experience to the classroom. He also co-taught a publishing workshop at Chatham University and has led similar worshops through the Osher Program at Carnegie Mellon University in 2015 and 2016.


Please contact Scott to discuss any creative need you may have!

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