ELAINE ELDRIDGE, PHD. COLLABORATIVE WRITER, SHAKESPEARE AFICIONADA.
I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and grew up in Seattle. I’ve also lived and worked in Iowa, Tennessee, Texas, and Michigan. After many years away I’m delighted to be back home in the Northwest.
I finished my doctorate in English at the University of Washington. I wrote my dissertation on Shakespeare.
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking.
What can Shakespeare possibly have to do with your writing?
Good writers are skilled readers.
Reading Shakespeare well means reading hard, paying attention both to the smaller things (choices of words and details) as well as the larger things (the themes of the plays and how the scenes and acts work together).
I learned to practice reading, writing, and research as contact sports, and I bring that expert focus to your work.
Why do I do what I do?
Because it’s the perfect job.
I get to work with intelligent, accomplished people and learn about all sorts of things: improving hospital food, asphalt binders, business plans, sustainability in the restaurant industry, deforestation and forest degradation, highway capacity planning, ecological ethics, domestic violence, fisheries quotas, graduate education, traffic roundabouts, censorship in late nineteenth-century Germany, carbon pricing policies, container port systems . . . it’s a long list.
And I love knowing I’ve made clients happy—and sometimes relieved—by working with them to transform their plans, research, and information into effective writing that gets the job done and adds to their professional reputation.
What do I do?
- I work with you to get the reader response you need;
- I create persuasive, effective written products; and
- I help you finish projects while making you look good!
We often think of writers toiling in lonely isolation. But two heads really are better than one.
If you are long on ideas but short on time, working with me will let you work more efficiently.