Not sure your writing project is ready to see the light of day? I’m here to help!
Editing — There are several levels of editing, from big picture to minutiae. See the descriptions below to see which level (or levels) best meets your need.
Substantive/Structural Editing — for those times you need help with the big picture. This is the clarification and/or reorganizing of the whole manuscript. Do some ideas need to be fleshed out more? Do some of the themes explored not work in the context of the text? Does the manuscript need to be restructured? Are there chapters that need to be moved, reworked, or eliminated entirely? Does the book need to be written for a different audience?
Stylistic Editing — for those times you need help with the words. This is the clarification and/or reorganizing of the parts of the manuscript. Do you need help with word choice? Do you need to eliminate jargon or smooth your language? Do you need to change the reading level/language in order to make it accessible to a particular audience? Perhaps English isn’t your first language and you want to ensure you are using words correctly.
Copyediting — for those times you need help with the grammar. This is a very close reading of the text in order to ensure that grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics are all correct, that words and ideas are used consistently, and tables and images are all correct and accounted for. In short, copyediting takes care of all of the details. Copyediting may also include fact checking, reference checking, and clarification of issues surrounding permissions and liability.
Proofreading — for those times you just need an extra set of eyes. For manuscripts that have been fully edited and formatted and just need a final check to ensure all of the i’s have been dotted and t’s have been crossed.
Writing — for those times when the words just won’t come. Do you need some promotional copy for your book? Perhaps you need some help with your grant writing or website. Have you written something but feel that it needs a major rewrite? Or, just maybe, you have some great ideas and lots of research but don’t know how to put all of that into words and want somebody to worry about that for you. If you see yourself here, then you’ve come to the right place!
Research — for those times you need help with the facts. Does your writing project require fact checking or updating? Perhaps you need some assistance with citations? Or are you running a research project and need the help of a research assistant, project coordinator, or research analyst? If you have any of these or other research needs, I am here to help.
Contact me for more information or a quote. Give me some information about what you’re working on and I’ll be in contact!