Jerry Ruff—Writing, Editorial and Publishing Services


Writer, Editor, Publishing Professional


Ruff Draft LLC: Expert Writing, Editing, Publishing Assistance

Ruff Draft LLC (Jerry Ruff): I've been a professional writer, editor, editorial and acquisitions director, and managing editor for 32 years. Whether you are an independent author, nonprofit, established publishing house, marketer, small business, or “other,” I’d love to help you meet your writing, editing, and publishing needs. Deadline-driven, creative, friendly and collaborative, my goal is always to deliver content that is targeted, engaging, accurate, and a pleasure to read.

Reach out to me to set up a consultation by email, phone, or simply use the contact form at the bottom of this page. Can I help you meet your writing, editing, or other publishing needs? Let's find out.




N 1394 Red Oaks Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 304-6330


Services Offered


Journalism, blogging, copy writing, children’s fiction and nonfiction.

Experience includes award-winning journalism, critically recognized children's books, copy for catalogs and book jackets and press releases, online blogs, and much, much more.

What can I write for you?


Developmental editing, routine copy editing, proofreading.

Experienced at all of the above editing tasks, I’ve helped authors and enterprises craft text for audiences ranging from preschool to adult, with a range of interests and abilities.

What are your unmet editorial needs?

content ideation and development

Content ideation, project development and delivery.

I have helped concept and lead development of an award-winning program for reluctant readers; an academic study Bible with more than 30 contributing scholars; and special publications for first-time authors.

How might I serve you?


The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.
— Mark Twain


Let's Talk.

Use the form below to contact me regarding your writing, editing, or other publishing needs. Please be as detailed as possible. Include your goals, audience, and any information relevant to the services you seek. To help me best answer your inquiry, I recommend that you first describe your project, product, relevant deadlines, and any particular needs or challenges. You may also email or call me using the contact information provided on this page.

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