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T. E. Wilderson

Author & Copywriter


  • “Telling Stories.” The Account: A Journal of Prose, Poetry, & Thought. Issue 16, Fall 2021.
  • “Crazy Daycare.” Cobalt Review: The Weekly. Issue 86, September 2021.
  • “Tragic Fairy Tales.” Still: The Journal. Issue 15, March 2021.
  • “The Little Prince.” F(r)iction. Issue 15, March 2020.
  • “As Fate Would Have It.” Tishman Review. Vol. 5, Issue 1, April 2019.
  • “Mother’s Day.” Crack the Spine. Anthology XVII, August 2018.
  • “The End of the Route.” Notre Dame Review. Issue 46, July 2018.
  • “420 Friendly.” The Louisville Review. No. 82, Fall 2017.
  • “God Willing, and the Creek Don’t Rise.” Roanoke Review. May 2017.
  • “Happy Hour.” The Opiate. Vol. 5, Spring 2016.

Editing & Proofreading

From a developmental edit to a line-edit to a thorough proofreading, you can count on my insights as a feedback prose editor for a literary magazine, fiction contest judge, and seasoned freelance editor and proofreader to help your manuscript shine.

Rate Guide

Type of editing

Price per word

Price per hour

Content/Developmental Editing



Copy Editing






Copy Editing + Proofreading



Deciding on Price-per-word versus Price-per-hour

 The most straightforward approach and the best option for knowing your project fee at the onset is price-per-word. I will ask you for a random sample chapter to assess the complexity of the project, and if the manuscript needs significant work, I will recommend the price-per-hour rate.


With hundreds of print ads and television commercials under my belt for clients such as Petco, Citibank, Disney, Bolla Wines, Paramount Domestic Television, and Dep Hair Care, I can take on any category and provide stellar copy. I’ve worked at agencies across the country, both large and small, from FCB and Wunderman Thompson Intelligence to Cohen/Johnson and Colby Effler. I give the same care to a single page print ad as I do a big-budget television campaign. With me, concept is king.

Rate Guide

Type of writing

Price per word

Price per hour

Print and television concepts



Long-form web content



Short-form web content



Copy editing + proofreading



Years Certified as a Copy Editor & Proofreader

Years as a Copywriter

Written Ads, Commercials & Articles

Weekly Average Cups of Coffee

Whether you’re a first-time novelist
or a seasoned author, I can polish your prose to a high shine.

Testimonials & Featured Clients

"Thank you, Troy for the good quality work and timely delivery! I'll be back to work with you again :)"

Gina T, Short Story Author

"Great quality of work, easy to communicate with and timely completion."

Greg K, Print Ad Customer

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. I'll make revisions based on your suggestions and hope to find a home for it. As a new writer, your thoughts encourage me; there's some hope, so thank you. I'm armed with knowledge to improve my writing.

Wendy A, Novelist

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