Jerry Ruff—Writing, Editorial and Publishing Services


Writing, Editing and Content Development


Ruff Draft LLC:
Because the Right Word Matters

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 a professional author, publishing house, advertising or marketing enterprise, small business, nonprofit, or have dreams of self publishing, I’d love to help you meet your content and publishing goals. Deadline-driven, creative, friendly, and collaborative, I will deliver or help you develop content that is 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 or other content development needs.




N 1394 Red Oaks Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 304-6330


Services Offered


My experience includes creating award-winning journalism, critically recognized children's books, teacher guides, copywriting, online blogs, and much, much more.

What can I write for you?


I have served as an editorial director, managing editor, and senior editor and writer, in journalism, children’s educational and academic publishing. I can help you ensure all your content is engaging, accurate, purposeful, grammatical, and considerate of the audience for which it was created.

Allow me to help you create and polish content that meets your publishing needs.

content development

Need assistance with content and 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, special publications for first-time authors, and a whole bunch of other stuff!

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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