We help you make your writing as persuasive and polished as possible. We proofread and edit your work, or teach you one-on-one how to write convincingly, think strategically, and revise with confidence. Our clients are students, professionals, schools, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. We provide an outstanding combination of experience, expertise, and energy to help you invest your writing with the clarity and power that will accomplish your goals.
A WORD FROM NAOMI PARKER
Trained as a poet and scholar of literature, I prize powerful, elegant writing. I believe that the ability to write well is not only deeply fulfilling, but also critical to success in school and in the fiercely competitive global job market. Persuasive, luminous writing – a rarity – stands out.
Seeking to write clearly is also seeking to think clearly and to define what one knows, hence Flaubert’s beautiful phrase: “The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” As an editor and teacher, I help others find the heart of what they have to say – and then help them to write in the simplest, most engaging way possible.
I hold degrees in both English (B.A., magna cum laude, Brown University) and Creative Writing (M.A., Brown University), as well as a Ph.D. (Portuguese and Brazilian Studies [literature], also from Brown). I have taught for many years, at the university level (Brown University and Rhode Island College), at the high school level (College Crusade of Rhode Island), and in public elementary schools. I have tutored adults, teenagers, and children, and homeschooled middle school and high school students. I have edited and proofread for individuals, schools, and businesses, and published poetry and translations in journals and anthologies. I currently teach at Brown University, in addition to working for clients of east side english.
Whether I edit your writing or we work on it together, you will discover not only “what you believe,” but also how to showcase your discoveries using compelling language, accurate grammar, clear structure, and commanding logic. Our goal is excellence that captivates. Your writing, expertly polished, will shine. So will you.