I offer writing and editing services.

If you have a writer-like or an editor-like project you’d like me to consider, please contact me for pricing information. I also do proofreading and offer editing services for manuscripts, blogs, or websites. I’m also a freelance writer. With my background in creative writing and literary editing, I also consult on big and small creative projects.

I do not currently offer standard editing services for poetry; I only proofread and edit prose and website content.

If you want my free advice on how to edit, the best advice I can give you is to put whatever it is you’re working on away and wait a few weeks or a month. The more time you can spare for this step, the better. Then come back, start a new blank document, and rewrite it. If it’s creative writing, don’t be afraid to change things in the moment or make decisions as a character would.

Email address:

eric [at] ericshayhoward [dot] com

Note: if you don’t hear from me within a few days, I probably didn’t get your message. Feel free to email again or use an alternative contact method.

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Snail Mail Address:

Eric Shay Howard
P.O. Box 70418
Louisville, KY 40270

Note: I don’t check my snail mail very often, maybe like once or twice a month. Please don’t send any manuscripts to this address unless I’ve asked for you to specifically do so.

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There are numerous other methods of contacting me, outlined here in this overly-satirical essay about how easy it is to contact me.

It’s also okay if you just want to say hello.

If you live in the Louisville, KY area, we should go get coffee.

Now, here’s a picture of a really old banana peel.

Picture of a rotten banana peel on a sidewalk.