Confidential, ethical, customized

support for scholars.

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Just what you've been looking for: Someone to sit alongside you, to ask the right questions, focus your swirling thoughts, and guide you to the words that will articulate your arguments, your questions, your scholarly identity.  We've been called experts at academic consulting, coaching, and editing--although like you, we find there's always more to learn. What doesn't change is our thesis statement: We help you make your work life more of whatever you want it to be.



Who we are

Since founding ScholarShape in 2013, Margy has honed her approach to academic writing support through hundreds of consultation sessions and thousands of pages of editing. Laine, a professor and Associate Dean who has spent two decades in faculty development, now collaborates with ScholarShape to offer coaching services for faculty and future faculty who are refining their teaching practices. Together Margy and Laine support scholars across the disciplines, at every career stage and across the globe. 

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MARGY THOMAS HORTON, Ph.D.

Writing Specialist | Founder & Owner of ScholarShape

Supports scholars writing monographs, articles, dissertations, theses, & other research-based genres.  [More...]

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T. LAINE SCALES, Ph.D.

Faculty Coach | In partnership with ScholarShape

Supports scholars developing teaching materials, including syllabi, statements of teaching philosophy, & more.  [More...]