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Welcome. We’re a team of language professionals

based in Cascadia.

We Refine.

|rəˈfīn| v. to clear from dullness; to make more subtle or effective; to render in a more elegant aesthetic style.

We focus on enhancing your writing and clarifying your message. Working with you, we produce a stronger manuscript and communicate your ideas more effectively. Our expertise ensures consistency in voice, distinction in style, and precision in language.

We Craft.

|kraft| v. to make or construct skillfully and with ingenuity; to shape or form by hand; to bring into being.

We are professional wordsmiths and keen-eyed readers. As literary scholars and working writers, we know research and writing intimately, and are passionate about fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We take pride in the mechanics and the creative art of making words work.

We Plot.

|plät| v. to plan, contrive, or devise; to draw a plan of something; to divide into sections and to chart the way.

Whether an academic article or a novel, we can structure your manuscript for elegance, appeal, and impact. We help you tell the story the way you envisioned it. You can be confident in our ability to manage complicated projects and make your words resonate with readers.

Our Services

We bring expertise of the highest degree and unique creative strengths to every job. As a collective, we offer a diverse range of services you won’t find elsewhere.

manuscript consultation and evaluation
basic copyediting and proofreading
line and stylistic editing
substantive and structural editing
formatting and bibliography
research & fact checking
archive digitization and management
project management


Our Projects

We love to dive into new writing and communications projects. For larger projects that require substantial strategic planning or multiple perspectives, we offer a team-based approach. 

fiction, non-fiction, and poetry manuscripts
magazine and newspaper articles
academic articles, edited collections, and monographs
dissertations and theses
conference papers and presentations
agent/publisher queries and submissions
academic, arts, and non-profit grant proposals
websites and digital humanities projects
corporate documents and reports
print and online brand and marketing campaigns


Contact Us

If you would like more information about the Collective or how we can help you, please reach us directly at