I have been a journalist for more than 20 years, reporting, copy editing and leading special projects and a 180,000-circulation Sunday edition. I now specialize in editing and coaching writers craft clear messages for their readers. Much of my recent work has been in the area of marketing and business communications and scholarly work, especially in the field of educational policy. Projects have included university accreditation applications, research papers for scholarly publications, briefings for a school policy think tank, chapters of a national nonfiction bestseller, and an early-childhood education website. I teach copy editing, presents on style and usage, write about word usage and copy editing issues for Copyediting newsletter, and tweet regularly on grammar, usage and style. 

Contact me at markallen@copydesk.org or 614-961-9666.

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