Are you a writer who needs help getting that first draft written? An academic who wants to transition into writing for a popular audience? A narrative nonfiction writer who needs help structuring an book or an essay?

I offer editing and coaching for new and experienced writers and poets.


Beginning: For writers in the initial concept stage who need help brainstorming, developing their idea, planning their research, and outlining. This package includes consultation calls if needed. Starting at $195

Middle: For writers with a first or second draft, this package includes edits for organization, structure, and style. I’ll help you stress-test your argument and refine or cut where necessary. Starting at $155

End: For writers getting ready to submit or publish a finished work. I’ll do a final check for spelling, grammar, and accuracy. Starting at $53

If none of the above quite fit, please email me to discuss a package that will work for you.


“I came to Megan with five years of experience in the field of journalism. I felt stagnant -- I was a strong reporter, but really wanted to improve my ability to weave narrative and investigation together. Megan was a fantastic choice: she asked me what my goals were for the piece, and then held me to task when I began veering into my usual habits. It was exactly what I needed; as a result of Megan's (kind, but firm) editing, I've completely changed my approach to long-form pieces. She was also very responsive on a tight deadline.” —Victoria Mckenzie, freelance journalist and editor

“At a time in my writing when I had hit a wall and couldn’t get over it, Megan Alpert came to the rescue. Her objective and critical eye helped me to understand where I really wanted my writing to go. In addition, her excellent editing skills took my writing to a higher level. Thank you, Megan!” —Sandra Worsham, memoirist and short story writer

“Megan is a talented editor. Her holistic style always provides me with ways to improve my work, whether she’s corrected errors or given me suggestions for creating a more robust, engaging piece. From quick review of article pitches to through reads of complex reporting, Megan is skilled and kind. It’s a pleasure to work with her!” —Lisa Rowan, writer, editor and podcaster