emmalea russo



Having a second set of eyes on a writing project can be crucial. I have 10 years of experience writing and editing a wide range of content. Whether you’re working on an academic essay, book manuscript, or blog posts, editorial insight can take the project to the next level. I’d love to work with you on:


Manuscript editing

Blog editing

Essay editing (academic, personal, etc.)

Website copywriting and editing

Marketing materials and social media

Working on a project? Just ask.


My rates vary depending on the project. Here are some general guidelines:

Basic copyediting: $40/hour (grammar, punctuation)

Heavy editing $50/hour (content, manuscripts, essays, short stories, poetry, etc.)

Copywriting $55/hour (rate can vary based on project)


I worked as an editor at Ugly Duckling Presse in Brooklyn, NY for 5+ years, where I helped several manuscripts into their final forms. Currently, I work as a freelance writer and editor and have worked on projects ranging from marketing materials for school districts to website copy to flyers. I love to work on academic and personal essays, short stories, poetry, and blog posts, as well.

Writing is a powerful vehicle for so many kinds of communication and I work collaboratively with writers and other professionals to get the tone, content, and form of the project where it needs to be. Drop me a line at the email below. Let’s chat!