Professional editing for Businesses and Nonprofits

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The First One is on Me

Free sample edit of your writing

Michelle Bourbonniere, PhD

Word Artist at Your Service

Hello, I’m Michelle Bourbonniere. I’m a copyeditor with a PhD and years of experience helping others write. I work with businesses and nonprofits to craft clean, memorable, persuasive writing.



What I Can Do for You

My editorial services are tailored to you: your needs, your deadline, your budget. Maybe you just want me to look over your text one last time before you hit “publish” (that’s proofreading). Or maybe you’ve got a draft written and call me in to polish it up and give it a little extra shine (that’s copyediting). Or maybe you’re one of the many for whom just starting to put your words on paper is the hard part (check out my writing service).



First impressions matter. Proofreading before publication catches any remaining grammar, punctuation, capitalization, or spelling errors.


Copyediting is full-service, personalized writing help.  It’s not about finding errors – it’s about using language to communicate your message effectively.


Staring down a blank page with a deadline looming? Hire me as your personal writer. I’ll consult with you every step of the way, and then revise until you agree we’ve got it just right.

What I edit

Send me your small stuff

I specialize in the small stuff that every business needs, and needs to be done well, including:

  • websites
  • brochures
  • grant applications
  • blog posts
  • downloadable “freebies”
  • online course content
  • Facebook and LinkedIn pages
  • annual reports
  • user manuals
  • case studies
  • social media posts
  • …even tweets


You’re the Boss

You’re the expert in your brand and your audience.  Calling in an editor means getting personalized writing advice, but you’re always the ultimate decision-maker.



All my services are confidential. You’re the author; you get all the credit. No one needs to know you had a little help.

Quick Turnarounds

On Time

Because I specialize in small texts (rather than books) I can often offer quick turnarounds. It’s editing on demand, and ready when you need it to be.

Your first one is free.

Send me 250 words of your writing and I'll give it my full-service copyediting treatment, for free. Let's create something stunning together.

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