Services – Contact Me

What are the types of services offered here?

Below is a description of editing services to help determine what you require. If you need something in particular or a combination of services, please let me know. There is no job too big or too small. Anything worth writing deserves to be written well!

Developmental – This is a critique that covers issues such as plot holes, confusing text, or poor character development. It is helpful with both fiction and nonfiction. This stage does not include any corrections of grammar, spelling, or the like, as these are addressed later with the editing phase.

Copy/line editing*This includes the correcting of grammar, spelling, punctuation, style, flow, and syntax. I am always careful to keep the writer’s authentic voice and will not change the message, tone, or style.

At this stage, any writing changes would most likely be reworking difficult sentences and repetitious words and phrasing. If this is a first-time edit, there may be developmental issues noted.

This is also common editing for web materials that do not need anything too in-depth.

Additional elements can include checking the accuracy of the TOC if needed. Hyperlink functionality can also be tested for online materials.

*There are times when the client may not be a native American speaker and needs a bit of assistance with phrasing and word choice. This is not a problem! I am always happy to help smooth things over and wordsmith when necessary.

ProofreadingThis is a thorough review with correction of anything missed up to this point. It is the final check, so everything needs to be publish- or launch-ready. While this is a lighter type of edit, I will also address anything on a deeper level that looks out of place.

Beta reading – After reading your manuscript, I will provide a summary addressing the strong points and anything that seems problematic.

Quotes

I can provide you with a quote after seeing a sample of the text and learning the parameters of the project. Simply write down what you need on the ‘contact me’ form below, such as the editing type, start time/deadline, if you have a style guide, if there is anything in particular that concerns you, or anything else you need me to know.

Please provide as much information as possible. This will help me establish the timeline and level of work needed.

I look forward to working with you!

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