Whether you are writing for business or pleasure you want sharp copy. That's where I can help. I offer a fresh set of eyes on your copy, whether it is one page or a book. My editing and writing skills were honed during a 30-year newspaper career. I can catch embarrassing errors and polish your writing so it is clear and engaging. If you know what you want to say but aren't sure how to say it, I can help with that, too. Here's what you need to know:
Correcting errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation
Fixing usage errors (for instance, affect or effect)
Smoothing out sentences and transitions
Reading for clarity
Ensuring the text adheres to the chosen style (AP, Chicago or in-house)
Includes everything in basic editing, plus:
Checking facts and references
Removing duplication and making copy concise
Editing for completeness and suggesting additions for clarity
This type of editing focuses on the big picture, analyzing the structure, consistency, tone and possibly recommending revisions.
What I work on
I edit nonfiction, including newsletters, reports, brochures, articles, magazines, newspapers and books. As a former newspaper reporter/editor, I can handle a wide range of topics, including environment, health/medical, business, education, social sciences, politics, international, religion, gardening, nature and nonprofits.
We will discuss the best approach for your project, the deadline and price. Rates for large projects are negotiable.