Cherry & Parsons
Writing and Editing
What is Cherry & Parsons?
A. A nineteenth-century London shipping concern
B. An early American dessert
C. A long-forgotten folk duo
D. An intersection in a small New England city
E. Artful and reliable writing and copyediting services
Answer: D and E, but A-C could be true
I write humor, essays, history, features, profiles, university communications, marketing and development copy, and social media. I love to put words together, finding the best way to communicate an idea or tell a story.
I edit fiction (especially romance), memoir, and marketing and communications copy for academic institutions, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. I love to polish other people’s work, ensuring error-free writing that supports their distinctive voice. I read the Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster for fun.
—Beth Gelman, author of The Perfect Voice
“Megan was a student in two of my copyediting courses at Editorial Arts Academy. She is a pure natural at copyediting. She got the highest score on the final assignment, proving that copyediting is in her bones. In addition to being a huge editing talent, Megan is personable, funny, and kind. I wouldn’t hesitate for even a second to hire Megan to copyedit my book. She’s the real deal!”
—Susannah Noel, Editorial Arts Academy, Noel Editorial
“Megan completed Editorial Arts Academy’s course Copyediting Fiction and Nonfiction Books: Principles & Mechanics under my instruction in early 2022. She is a natural, confident copyeditor and is skillful at both correcting errors and fact-checking. She was a pleasure to have in class: she’s smart and funny and a quick learner. One of my top students! I wouldn’t hesitate to hire her for any freelance editorial jobs.”
—NaNa Stoelzle, Rose Hill Editorial
“I cannot recommend Megan highly enough. She is a smart, efficient, and skilled editor who did wonders for an important report I needed help with. She cleaned up the word flow, improved the organization of the 110-page work report, and made small but important changes that turned my good report into a great one. Megan is warm and funny and a pleasure to work with.”
—Deborah Miller, Deborah Miller Appraisals LLC