Jerry Ruff—Writing, Editorial and Publishing Services


Writing Specialist


Ruff Draft LLC:
Because the Right Word Matters

Ruff Draft LLC (Jerry Ruff): Are you a professional or aspiring writer? A publisher, advertising or marketing agency? Small business or nonprofit? Regardless, I’d love to help you meet your writing and publishing goals. What distinguishes me from many writers and editors is 35 years devoted to assisting writers and editors in their work. As an instructor in creative writing and composition, a managing editor, editorial director, developmental editor, and copy editor, I have served others in creating better content and developing their craft. Creative, friendly, and collaborative, I will assist you in achieving results that are targeted, engaging, accurate, and a pleasure to read.

Reach out to me to set up a consultation by email, phone, or using the contact form at the bottom of this page. Allow me to help you meet your writing needs.




N 1394 Red Oaks Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 304-6330


WRITING and editing

I can help you ensure all your content is engaging, accurate, purposeful, grammatical, and considerate of your audience. My experience includes creating award-winning journalism, critically recognized children's books, teacher guides, copywriting, online blogs, and more.

Let’s work together to create and polish content that meets your publishing needs.

content development

Need assistance with project development and delivery? I have helped concept and lead development of an award-winning program for reluctant readers, an academic study Bible, special publications for first-time authors, and more.

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 and 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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