A simple comma or the correct hyphenation can completely change the meaning of what you say, and its omission or inclusion can cost your company money. It is often difficult to edit your own writing because you may not see what readers see. Consider the difference between “John said Tim is guilty” and “John, said Tim, is guilty.” They mean completely different things with the commas.
I can be sensitive to these ambiguities and the storytelling technique because I can provide a fresh perspective when I proofread or edit your work. I am a writer's ally, and my goal is to make sure your reader stays in your story.
I offer proofreading, cold reads, copyediting, and developmental editing. My most recent book-length projects have included historical fiction, general fiction, business, health and wellness, memoir, fitness, and spirituality, but I am open to almost any topic.
I usually work in Microsoft Word and use the Tracked Changes feature so you can see the edits I've made. I look at what is written and what your goal is when I make editorial decisions and suggestions. The price depends on the length of the work, the service desired, and the turnaround time.
I often use the Chicago Manual of Style, but I've worked with APA and AP as well.
I have more than twenty years of experience proofreading and editing books, manuals, Web sites, articles, brochures, and more. I also have seven years of experience in marketing. I've worked for book publishers, Fortune 500 companies, and small businesses. I have a BA in journalism (cum laude) from Temple University. I also have a certificate from Brainbench for business writing, where I scored at the Master's Level in the top three percent. I attend editing conferences and take courses to update my skills. I consistently meet deadlines and will produce an accurate, quality edit on time and within budget. I really enjoy helping others, so tell me about your project and get your free sample today.