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Readers want to get in, get informed, and get out.

Ben helps businesses and organizations reach their ideal audiences with concise, targeted content.

In a hurry? Ben specializes in same-day event and news releases, a wide variety of blog content, as well as business, hard news, and feature articles.

Email with your project details to put Ben’s 17 years of experience creating compelling content to work for you.


Articles – Whether you want a funny blog post, a feature article for your business, or you need the help of a longtime investigative reporter, Ben has the skills and dedication to get the job done. In addition to having won dozens of Michigan Press Association Awards for hard news, feature, business reporting, humor essays, and more, Benjamin has never missed a news deadline.

Proofreading – A careful eye for book manuscripts, newsletters, essays, and advertising copy.

Ghostwriting – From 100 words to 100,000 … if you want words that wow, Ben can help you now!

Copy editing – Ben spent 17 years sitting through endless hours of city, county, and village meetings and poring over many thousands of pages of planning, budgetary, environmental, and auditing reports which he turned into concise and useful info for his readers. He can do the same for you!

Press releases – Whether from scratch or revising existing copy, Ben can help. Save yourself the stress of guessing at what news editors will print and what they will delete.

Book Interior Design – Sure, you can use a do-it-yourself book creation tool, but with all the competition authors face, wouldn’t you rather have a book that looks as good or better than what the big publishers print? Choose drop caps, lines, filigree, just about any font you can think of—Ben’s book customization options are endless.

Graphic Design – Flyers, Business Cards, Newsletters, Magazines, Newspapers—With hundreds of business cards, dozens of magazines, and a fair amount of newsletters and flyers created, and more than 660 consecutive weeks of newspaper editions designed since 2008 (yes, that’s 12 years without a week off!) Ben has the know-how to create your new publication or document template!

Humor – Does your project call for a writer with a flair for funny? Ben has used his award-winning mind for mirth to craft hundreds of popular humor essays over the last 15 years.


Pricing follows Editorial Freelancers Assoc. guidelines

Email for a quote

$50 SPECIAL includes one piece of up to 500 words:

  • Press release (event, new business, general announcement)
  • Blog post (on just about any topic)
  • Article (business, feature, editorial, human interest)
  • Upgrade any of the above to $75 for 750 words, $100 for up to 1,250 words


  • 500-word press release
  • Business card design
  • Flyer

Basic copyediting 5–10 ms pgs/hr $30–40/hr
Heavy copyediting 2–5 ms pgs/hr $40–50/hr
Website copyediting $40–50/hr
Developmental editing 1–5 pgs/hr $45–55/hr
Substantive or line editing 1–6 ms pgs/hr $40–60/hr

Books up to 200 pages $300 — up to 350 pages $500
Newsletters 1–4 pgs/hr $40–100/hr


PROOFREADING 9–13 ms pgs/hr $30–35/hr

WRITING 1–3 ms pgs/hr

  • Fiction $40–50/hr, 20¢–25¢/wd
  • Ghostwriting $50–60/hr, 26¢–50¢/wd
  • Journalism $40–50/hr, 26¢–50¢/wd
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