What I Will Not Do

My personal and professional integrity is the cornerstone of my business. I will not write any academic paper or other project that must be judged solely as your own work.

Proofreading

I'll correct spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors, and make style changes for consistency's sake. This is the fastest and most economical service. For writers who have already had their work critiqued, this is an excellent way to have that "second set of eyes" before self-publishing or sending the manuscript to agents or editors.

Copy Editing

I'll do all of the above, but will also edit for clarity, word choice, structure, and flow. The edit will focus on eliminating wordiness; awkward word choices; vagueness; poor sentence structure; and problems with logic or cohesion. This may include suggestions for rephrasing sentences as well as other comments about ways to improve your writing project.

My Promise to Clients

  • I will personally work on your writing or editing project.
  • I will be responsive and sensitive to your needs.
  • I guarantee the confidentiality of your work.
  • I will meet the deadline we agree upon.
  • I will charge you no more than the estimate provided prior to the start of work.
  • I will communicate and coordinate with you closely.
  • I will do a thorough and professional job, no matter how large or small your project.

Critiques and Developmental Editing

For clients who would like a detailed look at their manuscripts and ways to improve them, I offer critiques as well as full developmental editing that focus on plot, narrative structure, pacing, characterization, story arc, voice, and other issues. I've edited everything from picture books to Young Adult novels, and both adult fiction and non-fiction. Business books are one specialty, but I enjoy working on a variety of types of manuscripts. I do not typically take on academic editing projects.

Service Options

Writing

I can help you write query letters, synopses, editorial proposals, newsletters, website copy, and many other types of projects.

All editing work is done remotely by digital file, so I can work with clients located anywhere. I use the "Track Changes" feature in Word to make all revisions and comments, so clients are able to see exactly what I have edited, and they can then either accept or reject those changes.