I am currently accepting clients for writing and editorial work, and I welcome inquiries for potential talks and workshops on health, community, user experience methods deployed in community settings, and design justice. To get started, review my experience and rates below, send me an email, or book a meeting to talk. Looking forward to working and building together. 🤝
✍️ Copyediting / Editorial
I am a trained technical writer with industry experience in copyediting, editorial work, and design. I have 3 years experience working as a copyeditor for a news organization, 7 years of design work with various organizations and groups, and 10 years of writing center consultancy work with primarily Mexican American, ESL, and international undergraduate and graduate students. I have worked with clients on academic manuscripts, website designs, grant projects (with qualitative and quantitative data), and white papers—among numerous other projects. I have also worked with clients in developing workplans based on editorial feedback from academic journals. I’m confident working with MLA, APA, and AP style, as well as science writing and technical documents. Below are my current rates and anonymous testimonials from prior writing and editorial clients.
🩺 Health / Community
I am a cofounder and former organizer with Queering Medicine, a Lansing-based grassroots coalition working to improve queer health in the area, by meeting with members of the queer and trans communities and leveraging university, industry, and governmental resources to prioritize community needs and affirm marginalized perspectives and voices. I have helped conduct LGBTQIA-affirming training for medical students and providers, partnered with the local county health department and other NGOs, facilitated focus groups, and have created a database of queer- and trans-friendly providers in the area. When I teach these subjects, in classes and workshops, I foreground structural, sustainable change, assembling theory and practice to improve the quality of life for those who need it most, and centering ethical community engagement practices.
🖥️ Copyediting / Writing / Design
Based on recent Editorial Freelancers Association rates, my experience of more than a decade, and my educational credentials, I currently charge the following rates for different services.
I am more than happy to negotiate on these hourly rates based on your or your organization's budgetary constraints on a client-by-client basis. Let's talk and find what works best for you.
🎤 Talks & Workshops
More to come soon.
“Wil has been my no.1 choice for writing consultant. I have worked with him for my SOP for graduate school application, my course work papers, practicum papers, and research publications over 3 years. He could cover all of these different types of writings and various aspects of writing such as structure, flow, word smithing, and checking grammar. Wil asks good questions so you can develop your paper and thoughts more clearly while caring about his clients and value their perspectives. I was always happy to work with him, and if you are considering him as your writing consultant, I would recommend.”
“Wil is an excellent writing consultant who grasps the main points of your writing promptly and provide insightful suggestions to further develop the ideas. He proactively asks clarifying questions that help you put together missing puzzle pieces in your writing, so that you can enrich your writing in a more coherent manner. He genuinely cares about clients and is very willing to go extra miles to help them. I strongly recommend Wil as a well-versed writing consultant!”
“He is a perfect writing consultant that covers diverse document types, including scientific manuscripts, job applications, and emails. During the consultation, he deliberately considers the purpose and circumstance of my writings. His accurate edits and comments always satisfy me and capture where my expression and logical flow is not clear in addition to basic grammar errors. With his edits and comments, he also asks me if his edits and comments express my intention well.”