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Where Precision Meets Creativity

Founded in 2004 as an ASCAP music publishing company, Dextral Publishing expanded its services to meet the growing demand for top quality professional writers and editors. Our small, highly educated team is the antithesis of large editing companies that employ low-wage workers with anonymous names and credentials.


The textual scholars of Dextral Publishing all hold doctorates. They are seasoned writers and editors with well-established reputations. Our expertise includes government, business, academic, STEM, technical, and creative fields. We value transparent communication with our clients, and treat them with respect and discretion. We pride ourselves on our excellent service, and always guarantee the quality of our work. We also offer competitive pricing and free estimates.


Learn how our textual scholars can help your business, government, or personal projects succeed.


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Mary McCleary, Ph.D. (President) founded Dextral Publishing in 2004. She received her B.A. in political science from UCLA, her music diploma from the Conservatory of Louvain, Belgium, her M.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts, and her Ph.D. in editorial studies from the Editorial Institute at Boston University, where she studied under her dissertation director, Sir Christopher Ricks. She also trained as a textual scholar under Prof. Archie Burnett. Her doctoral dissertation examined the Shakespearean libretti of Giuseppi Verdi. She has been a successful writer and editor for over 20 years. She has worked as both a book and news journal editor, and has published over 60 articles. She is currently a Writer/Editor for the United Nations OPS division. Earlier in her career, she was a vice president at Sol Capital Management Co. in Rockville, MD. She was also President of the International Resource Information Foundation in Brussels, an educational NGO that receives funding from the European Union. 


Jacqueline McCleary, Ph.D. (Director of STEM) is an astrophysicist currently working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA. She is part of the Origins of the Universe division. She received her B.A. in physics from the University of Chicago, her M.A. in astronomy from the University of New Mexico, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in physics from Brown University. Her doctoral dissertation explored the dark matter substructures of galaxy clusters. She has held research positions at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and at the Stanford Linear Accelerator (SCGSR). She also taught several courses at Brown University. She has published a number of articles in the Journal of Astrophysics, as well as many freelance articles. She has also edited numerous academic and news journal articles, and several non-scientific books.