Photo of Heather WallacePAL’s former Associate Director, Heather Wallace, who defended her Ph.D. dissertation on Simone de Beauvoir last year, has started an editing service called “Writing Is Thinking.” Inspired by the work we have done at PAL on writing over the years, and also inspired by Verlyn Klinkenborg’s brilliant Several Short Sentences About Writing, Heather now offers some introductory editing packages for anyone who would like to make their academic prose stronger and more persuasive.
Find out more on Heather’s Writing Is Thinking blog:
Right now the blog features a guest post from Bryce Gesell, also a 2019 Duke Philosophy Ph.D. who participated in PAL’s “Writing Is Thinking” work.

Special Launch Offer: Academic Editing Giveaway from Writing is Thinking
Discover the difference that detailed, sentence-level feedback can make for your writing and your thinking. Translate your expertise for non-specialist readers, so that any audience can appreciate your research. Whether you are looking for a final polishing or help wrestling with an early draft, I can provide editing services to make your writing shine and support your writing process.
I have a limited number of Introductory Editing Packages (5-10 pages) to give away as I launch my academic editing business, Writing is Thinking. Inspired by the work of Verlyn Klinkenborg and Toril Moi, I bring focused attention to your individual sentences, helping you recognize what you have said and ensure it is exactly what you want your reader to take away. Contact me at for more details or to claim one of these introductory packages. If you are interested in feedback on an abstract, proposal, website copy, or personal statement, I am also delighted to work with you on these high-stakes, high-impact genres.
Check out my blog to explore academic sentence makeovers and see the power of single sentence revisions. You can find me on Instagram and Twitter too.