Got words that you need polished? Armed with my trusty word processor and stereo, I’m ready to assist you. I have experience in editing all the major style guides: Chicago Manual of Style, AP, MLA, and APA. The following is an overview of the most common services I offer.
Written a book but want an honest opinion on the content before you pursue publishing options? In an editorial evaluation, I review your book and provide feedback for revision on essential elements, including considerations such as structure, plotting, characterization, grammar, and conventions.
Comprehensive Copy Editing
Think of this as the “Deluxe” option at your local car wash. In a comprehensive copy edit, I perform many of the duties outlined in the editorial evaluation in addition to a full manuscript edit for style, grammar, and conventions. This helps to produce a work that is both intellectually sound and conventionally fine-tuned.
This is the “nuts and bolts” kind of work. Unlike the comprehensive copy edit, the line edit is focused solely on grammar, syntax, and style. I’ll make sure all your sentences work properly, but I will not provide commentary on the content itself.
Do you have a thesis, dissertation, or other paper that needs formatting before submitting to your school or peer review board? Academic editing includes a review of the content for grammar, academic tone, and style, as well as any formatting considerations following school guidelines for publication.