Develop Your Manuscript

Sharpen your ideas and shape the structure of your argument.

More on Developmental Editing

Book Proposals

To put together your book proposal for an academic press, you must anticipate the priorities of the acquisitions editor and present your manuscript as dynamic and timely. Tweed helps you make the pitch, including identifying your target readers and surveying the book’s market.

CVs & Applications

Whether the goal is an academic position, grant funding, or acceptance into your top-choice PhD program, strategic feedback is available for all types of academic application materials: cover letters, teaching philosophies, research proposals, CVs, and so forth.

R&R Support

When you are faced with the prospect of revising and resubmitting your journal article for publication, it’s key to understand clearly the feedback you’ve been given and proceed in a way that responds appropriately while making the most of your time and retaining the core intentions of your piece.

Meet the Editor

Katie Van Heest, PhD

About Me

Years of Tweed

After several years of freelance editing, I officially founded Tweed Editing LLC in 2010.

Major Styles

Chicago, MLA, and APA are the dominant academic styles in the humanities and qualitative social sciences. Tweed edits in all three—and also to satisfy countless unique publishers’ house styles and journals’ submission requirements.

Clients Served

… and counting! Scholars from a very wide range of disciplines have worked with Tweed: literature, economics, biological anthropology, history, cultural studies—the list is always growing.

Institutions Represented

Tweed clients come from institutions all over the world: small liberal arts colleges, RU/VH universities, state schools, and the Ivy League alike.

I got my dream job that I worked for! Because of your help, five of the six papers I sent were accepted for publication—all in major journals—and that significantly boosted my candidacy. So thank you again for all the effort you put in, and I look forward to working with you on future projects.

K. H.

I found that you really excel at offering insight on both the micro and macro levels. I enjoyed how you brought a global understanding of the text to bear on the sentence-level issues. I also admired the different editorial hats you wear for your comments . . . not simply correcting the grammar but drawing my attention to many potential problems in style and argumentation.

PhD student, RU/VH university

I so appreciated your wonderful editing.  I just loved every minute of working with you.  I felt that you gave me the best version of all the thought that I had put into the manuscript.

Associate professor, public liberal arts college

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About Tweed

Katie Van Heest, PhD, trained in manuscript editing at the University of Chicago and earned her doctorate in religion from Claremont. Her favorite editing projects involve scholarly writers who have clear research trajectories and want to influence thinking both in their fields and beyond.

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