What We Do

We know how tough it is to actually say what you mean and mean what you say, so we’re here to help you streamline the process and make sure you reach your audience.

Yardarm specializes in all types of editing and writing. We’re at the ready when it comes to book proposals, book development, line editing, and ghostwriting. If you’re a commercial, professional, or non-profit organization that needs editing or assistance with web content and promotional material, we’ll help you polish and fine-tune your message. Website and social media content, grant proposal assistance, as well as marketing and promotional copy for small businesses and corporations, are also services we provide with a personal and customized approach. Our office is located on Main Street in Durham, North Carolina, USA.


I’m singing the praises here of Yardarm Media. I just hired them to help me with editing the 18-page narrative I had to write for a grant. I worked with Geoff Caldwell there and he was AMAZING. Just got positive feedback on it from the program officer and I am so glad I hired Yardarm.  Whew.
-Naomi Walker – Executive Director – The Southern Documentary Fund

Selected Praise and Thanks for Yardarm Media’s Editorial Director Brett Valley

“With heartfelt thanks and utmost gratitude to…my gifted editor, Brett Valley, for taking a chance, telling it like it is, and bringing the characters of Cooperstown to life.” Eugena Pilek, author of Cooperstown

“Thank you to everyone…who worked on this book…most especially Brett Valley, whose response to having this project dropped on his desk was to buy me a dirty martini. That’s just classy.” Elizabeth Goodman, author of Cat Power: A Good Woman

“Special thanks to my editor, Brett Valley at Touchstone, (who) had the vision to see a book emerging from a magazine article.” Jack McCallum, author of :07 Seconds Or Less: My Season on the Bench with the Runnin’ and Gunnin’ Phoenix Suns.