artful words are…
designed to delight and to inspire.
Artful Words provides expert editing, writing, proofreading
and advice to help you craft your written expression.
Who I am
Hello, I'm Caitilin and I'm so pleased you're here. I am an editor, writer, proofreader and adviser for all things literary, lexical, grammatical and poetic. I love art and I love words. That's why I called my business Artful Words. I delight helping writers of all kinds express themselves clearly and confidently. And yes, there are in fact three "i"s in my name. (Sweet of you to notice!) Actually, there's a funny story about that...
What I do
I work with novelists, artists, researchers and entrepreneurs, PhD students and sometimes poets, all of whom know the value of clean and meaningful writing. With my focus on effective expression, my proficiency with punctuation and my freaky knack for spotting extraneous double spaces between words, I take both pride and pleasure in untangling language so it reads smoothly and fluently. And a little bit artfully too.
Words for you
You're a writer, fascinated by language and the way words work. Maybe you're seeking the secrets of writing with greater ease? Or perhaps hoping to know how to avoid making errors in your text. Either way, you're yearning to learn how to wield words more wisely and I'm happy to help you with that. Covering the technical and the fanciful, the stylish and the syntactical, the assorted articles at Artful Words aim to both educate and entertain.
A fantastic professional relationship."
James Milenkovic, poet
I really can't think of anything Caitilin could have done better."
Maria Rigoni, novelist