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Editorial services, historical research, & creative projects

The Mercenary Pen specializes in editorial services and historical research for creative and academic professionals.

The Mercenary Pen specializes in editorial services and historical research for creative and academic professionals.

Are you preparing or revising a journal article or book manuscript?
The Mercenary Pen provides a range of services including copyediting and proofreading to ensure that your work is polished and ready for presentation.
Is your book nearing publication but lacks an index?
A strong index is an invaluable tool for your readers. The Mercenary Pen will identify the key concepts, figures, and places in your book to create an index that will enable your readers to get the most out of your work.
Are you an author with a historical setting in mind for your latest novel?
The Mercenary Pen will help you navigate the historical record, locate sources, and distill information to bring your characters and their world to life with authentic detail. You can rely on the judgment and skill of a professional historian to guide you.

Testimonials

I contacted Ms. Massarello concerning the many questions I had about the social, political and religious concerns of 15th century France and, specifically, those of Geoffroy Therage, the man who is purported to have been Joan of Arc's executioner. Ms. Massarello's research not only answered all of my questions in a remarkably quick and efficient manner, but she was also able to expand on the material in question. Her presentation of materials was both succinct and thoughtful, and I was thrilled to find that she had unearthed details regarding the subject in question of which I had absolutely no previous knowledge. Her research was thorough and yet presented in a concise manner that allowed for quick reference. Ms. Massarello's research assistance to my writing project was invaluable.

–Keith Rosson, author of The Best of Intentions

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Chloe Massarello is a crackerjack researcher and first-rate writer, skilled in the conventions of both academic and popular writing, editorial work of all kinds, and historical advising. I recommend her without reservation to writers, researchers, and businesses seeking top-shelf assistance on projects of all kinds.

–John S. Ott (Ph.D), Portland State University

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I have used Chloe Massarello and The Mercenary Pen for more than a half dozen projects, including a book manuscript and several academic articles. I have always been thoroughly satisfied and I am happy to provide an enthusiastic recommendation.

–David Morgan, Professor of Sociology, Portland State University

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Chloe Massarello is a skilled professional who is a master of all the steps in successful writing projects. I have observed and benefited from her work as an editor and indexer, and she more than matches the standard I've come to expect in my experience as the author of more than a dozen books. I'm happy to give her my highest endorsement.

–Carl Abbott, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Emeritus, Portland State University

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