Meet the editors

Whether working independently or collaboratively (two for the price of one), we consider our real partner to be you. Why? Because we believe that your goals should be our goals. Maintaining your personal writer’s voice while helping you to improve your writing craft is important to us. As authors ourselves, we understand the difficulties of getting the right words onto the page and preparing a piece for critical review and publication.

Candace R. Craig

I specialize in developmental, line editing, and formatting academic essays, dissertations, and monographs in the fields of education, the social sciences, and in the humanities. I offer meticulous line editing in memoir, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

I am an adjunct professor of English and a veteran secondary-school teacher. In 2019 I won a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to study film adaptation. My publications include both critical and creative nonfiction essays, several literature guides for English teachers, and a co-authored a book on the films of David Lynch (Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield). My essay on The Tree of Life will be published in 2023 in Life Above the Clouds: Philosophy in the Films of Terrence Malick (SUNY). I am also fluent in the language of puppy jive, which I practice everyday with my beloved bearded collie, Oberon (Obi).

James D. Reid

I can offer developmental work in all academic fields, including the hard sciences.

I am a professor of philosophy at the Metropolitan State University of Denver and hold a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. I am the author of numerous academic articles and books in the area of philosophy, placed with Cambridge, Oxford, Northwestern, and more, along with several articles in bio-medical research journals. I am the recipient of both a sizable grant and a one-year fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2019, I served as a panelist for the NEH and evaluated proposals for the agency’s Scholarly Editions and Translations division. Recently, I co-founded the Bloomsbury Studies in Philosophy and Poetry for which I am the series editor. I am told I have a talent for walking like Mr. Hubble, “with [my] legs extraordinarily wide apart” (Great Expectations).