Editing Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, blog posts, manuals, grant applications, or research reports, you want your writing to be so clear and engaging that your readers lose themselves in the words and ideas that are unfolding on the page. You don't want to distract your audience from the narrative because they're tripping over structural flaws, grammar and spelling mistakes, or typographical errors.
Your written materials may be the equivalent of the first impression you make on readers or potential clients. Your readers are also likely to make assumptions about your work habits and credibility based on the quality and clarity of your writing. Regardless of the genre, you need to impress your readers and keep them engaged with writing that is clear, grammatically correct, well-organized, and error-free.
Whether you find it a challenge to organize your ideas into a coherent and compelling narrative, or whether it's the editing and revising processes that take up too much of your time, you want documents and manuscripts that are Straight-forward Accurate Germane, and Eloquent.
I offer the following editing services to help you solve your word-crafting woes:
· Structural editingto attend to the overall organization and flow of your ideas. · Stylistic editingto ensure your sentences are clear and crisp, and reflect your style. · Copy editingto catch spelling errors, inconsistencies, grammatical, and punctuation errors. · Proofreadingto double-check that the final copy is free of errors. · Fact checkingto ensure that your facts and references are accurate and up-to-date.
I can also support your writing projects by working with you to: · develop an outline for a manuscript
· research the facts that will strengthen your statements, or
· write a book proposal.
My Editing Philosophy I understand how difficult it is for writers to step back from and edit their own work. At the same time, I fully appreciate the ambivalence about releasing your work to an editor for feedback or polishing. You might be anxiously wondering, "Will the text come back covered in red ink? Will it still reflect my authentic voice and speak the truth I wished to convey to my readers?"
It's out of respect for these concerns that I choose to frame the editing process as a collaborative interaction with the author. We are on the same team, working toward the same goal: to produce a document that clearly speaks the author's truth and that captures the reader's attention with crisp, compelling writing.
Whether it's creative or informational in nature, contact me for a free half hour consultation about the scope of your writing project, and together we'll design a package of services that meets your editing needs. Whether you just need a short document proofread or you need support developing the structure of your manuscript, check out the various options available to you on the "How I can help you" page.