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I’ve done it all—helped writers shape their narratives, offering both big picture comments and language-level suggestions; streamlined magazine articles and newsletters; polished Web copy; compiled reports; focused that cover letter or personal statement. Contact me for more information.

Client Testimony


“Jonathan‘s holistic approach to editing helped form the body and soul of my memoir. He gave specific guidance on how to sharpen the focus of my pages to engage and inform. He was also astute about noting thematic elements which led me to new discoveries and deepened each draft.”  
Jill Stegman, author of the memoir One Pill Makes You Stronger

 “I highly recommend Jonathan Callard's critiques. Not only does he provide detailed suggestions on structure, pacing, and other elements of style to make my essays more engaging, but he asks probing questions that enable me to take my writing to a deeper level and a wider audience.”

  -- Margie Patlak, Philadelphia, PA

"A good editor works diligently to make copy better, takes a modest story and shapes it to make it powerful, revels in finding and using just the right words to bring a story to life. Jonathan Callard, in his soulful commitment and ability to do all these things, is a really good editor."

-- Joanne Brown, Principal, Joanne F. Brown Communications
Former Communications Director, Graduate Theological Union

“Jonathan’s insights on my writing helped me move forward toward my goal of creating a well-crafted memoir. I appreciate his individualized attention, nurturing tone, and unwavering respect. Be prepared to become inspired when you work with him!”

-- Vivian Fransen, author of The Straight Spouse: A Memoir

"A true professional and a great colleague, Jonathan brings skill, commitment, and passion for the written word to every project. I was privileged to collaborate with him."

-- Ethan Vesely-Flad
Director of National Organizing, Fellowship of Reconciliation
Past Editor, Grace Online (1997-2000), The Witness (2001-2005), Fellowship (2005-2013)