As a children's editor, I am your quality assurance expert for your written words. You concentrate on the content; I’ll correct and polish your project—without changing your message or voice. I offer Line Editing, Copy Editing, and Proofreading.
We can work together electronically or by hard copy. In digital files, I use the editing features of Word (Track Changes and Comment Boxes). You’ll see my corrections and suggestions directly on the screen and can accept or reject them with a simple click. On hard copies, I use standard PROOFREADER'S MARKS and notes written in the margin.
Either way, you will be able to read my work clearly, and I am always available for follow-up questions.
Pricing: Once I review a sample of your project and we discuss exactly what you want, I will give you a written quote for the entire project.
I use the following style guides and resources, which are industry standards:
Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (book publishing)
Associated Press Stylebook (periodical publishing)
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition
The Copyeditor’s Handbook, 3rd edition, by Amy Einsohn
The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style, Robert Hudson, General Editor
To help you determine what service your project needs, CLICK HERE for a summary of the writing process.
For more information or to get started, CONTACT me.
A line-by-line edit that focuses on word choice and syntax to tighten the writing and make it sing, which is important in a competitive market.
A final line-by-line check for accuracy of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and formatting before the material is sent to your printer, publisher, or agent.
A line-by-line edit to correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage for accuracy, clarity, and consistency.