I offer writing, editing, copyediting, and proofreading services. I work on everything from blogs to full-length books, both fiction and nonfiction. I can help you craft content that is polished, professional, and error-free. No job is too big or too small! Have a question about what I can do? Contact me! Let's talk.
"What does each type of editing entail?" you may wonder. Here's a quick breakdown:
Development Editing: This is a thorough, macro-level examination of your manuscript, and is the first step in the editing process. This type of edit is the most involved and time consuming. I look at every aspect of your book to see if it is organized correctly, makes sense, all the plot lines work, all the characters belong, etc. A book may look substantially different post-DE.
Copyediting: This is fine-tuning of your development edited manuscript. Here I check for grammar, spelling, punctuation, consistent use of terms, etc. This is a more micro-level edit. A book will look much the same after CE--it will just be polished up to a high shine.
Proofreading: Proofreading happens after a book has been laid out in a design program. Here, I check for bad breaks in text, layout issues, art issues, and also read the entire text to check for typos. This is the last stage of edit before a book is printed or sold as an ebook.
Proofreading and Copyediting
I am a full-time freelance writer and editor and have worked in media and publishing for nearly twenty years, most recently as the Editor-in-Chief and now Editor-at Large of Writer's Digest, a 100-year-old brand serving the writing community.
I can write anything from a grocery list to a full-length book, fiction or nonfiction (and if you're like me, half your grocery lists end up being fiction at some point!). I write, edit, copyedit, and proofread for individual authors, publishers of fiction and nonfiction, books and magazines, marketing and advertising agencies, and more. You name the format, subject matter, or genre, and I have put red pencil down in it somewhere!
A bookworm since I learned what a book (and for that matter, a worm) was, I honor writers' voices, clients’ guidelines, and I work efficiently, always with good cheer.
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