“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”

~Mark Twain


Editing Services


I have been an editor for 11 years, working with web designers, publishing companies, new authors and bestselling offers.

Proofreading

A once over of your manuscript. This service is for those manuscripts that have already been polished and need a quick review.

I will check grammar, any typos and spelling errors.

Line Editing/Copy Editing

Line edits are more involved than proofreading and is the preferred choice of my clients.

  • Focus on line editing/copy editing is on the following:
  • Fixing grammatical errors.
  • Identifying and correcting spelling errors.
  • Checking for continuity of story and style; correcting as needed.
  • Alerting the author to stylistic inconsistencies.
  • Identifying weak areas in the story.
  • Identifying conflicts in the details.
  • Sentence structure.
  • Suggesting enhanced vocabulary.

Developmental Editing

For novels that still need a lot of work and revisions, I work with the author through several passes of the manuscript.

Developmental edits include:

  • Stylistic editing where we look at style, voice and language to ensure that it is correct for character, setting and your readership.
  • Structural editing where we look at organization, the overall structure of the story, along with flow, and the clarity of the story. We will go over where content needs to be clarified and where transitional words/paragraphs/etc. will improve the overall story.
  • Removing unnecessary details in the story for better flow.
  • Correcting grammar and spelling mistakes.
  • Identifying weak areas in the story.
  • Identifying conflicts in the details.
  • Sentence structure.
  • Suggesting enhanced vocabulary
  • Assessing plot lines, story development and conflict/resolution in the story.

Additional Editing Services

In addition to the editing services above, I offer additional editing services.

Citation Pages: Need citations put into your work, I can create citation pages for you as well as edit them.

Research: As a ghostwriter, I excel at research and offer this service as an editor for your project. I can gather your research material and create a short report that helps you focus on your writing.

Essay Editing: In school? Need a fresh pair of eyes on your essay. I check for grammar, continuity and structure in your essay. Note: I do not write essays for students but will do a copy edit on it.

Fact-Checking: I will read through your project and double check facts, ensure accuracy in quotes and identify areas where there is potential for legal conflict.

Critique: Don’t want an edit but need someone to read through your manuscript and give an honest critique. I offer critiques with in-document comments as well as a separate document with recommendations, resources and constructive criticism.

Don’t see your needs listed, please contact me as I may be able to help or refer you to a professional who can.

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