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
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.