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Make your
writing the best
it can be.

TOUCHSTONE: a test or criterion for determining the quality
or genuineness of a thing; see STANDARD.
– Webster’s Eleventh Collegiate Dictionary

I provide editorial services tailored to your voice and style to bring out the best in your writing.

  • Editing

  • Writing

  • Evaluation

  • Coaching

  • Analysis


"From her own writing experience, Ginny brings a love of words
and empathy for her author. I found that she embraced and
enhanced my voice, allowing me to appreciate a richer version
of my own writing."

​​~ H. Peter Alesso

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"Dear Stephen Michael's Mother"

by Kevin Barhydt



Polish provides luster, adds richness, and enhances beauty. It works on fingernails, shoes, furniture, your car. And on your words. When you write a book, you want to focus on the inspiration and the ideas, the emotional drive of your story. Your vision deserves an editor who brings the same passion to the project, with a side of objectivity.

A sample edit for your manuscript is available at no charge so you can see exactly how I will polish and refine your writing.


I'm Ginny Ruths, and I am passionate about language. I get a thrill out of finding precisely the right word in context. With extensive experience in editing and writing a wide range of publications, I love the variety of challenges inherent in freelance work.


Working in both fiction and nonfiction, I work with you to find, develop, and polish your authentic voice, whatever you write. My comprehensive editorial services will help you make your writing the best it can be.

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