Writing & Editing Services

No one is immune to the simplest of editorial mistakes and a fresh pair of eyes can catch things that even the keenest writer will miss. As both a writer and an editor, I offer a variety of services including academic, technical, and book editing, web content writing, and more.

While I do offer proofreading services, my primary service is content editing, which covers the organization, readability, and formatting of the content, as well as basic grammar and spelling checks.

Below are just some of the services that I offer.

Academic Editing
I am committed to academic integrity and include a check for correct citation during this edit. For undergraduate projects where a heavy edit is needed, I may request written permission from a professor or academic advisor.

My primary focus is on editing graduate-level papers, including theses and dissertations. I can work with the client’s schedule and topic to create a document that truly shows their academic knowledge. I am familiar with MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.

Book Editing
I have edited a number of books in both the fiction and non-fiction genres. As a creative writer, I can help you create the tone that you wish to present and can help you shape your manuscript for your audience.

With my professional help, my clients can confidently prepare their manuscripts for a publisher. If the goal is self publication, I can help clients format their manuscripts for digital or printed publication.

Technical Editing and Writing
Technical documents include anything from resumes to instruction packets to brochures, pamphlets, posters, or directories. These I can create from scratch or I can work with clients on existing content.

Article Writing
A creative writer at heart, I have enjoyed writing many articles about the things I love: writing and editing, lifestyle, food, DIY, and so much more! I have enjoyed working with local newsletters and magazines to create fresh and fun content.

Preparing brochures, posters, and pamphlets for a business or organization? I can create content that will grab your audience while delivering clear information.

Web Content Writing
New businesses looking to make a splash or established business that are revamping can benefit from my web content writing services. With an analysis of the client’s marketing strategy and audience, I can increase site traffic and reach more customers.

Types of Editing
I offer two different levels of editing: a basic proofread and a heavy edit.

Proofreading is a very basic edit where the following macro concerns are addressed:

  • Correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax
  • Verifying consistency in spelling, hyphenation, numerals, fonts, and capitalization
  • Flagging ambiguous or incorrect statements

An edit usually involves several passes of the document between the author and editor and gets deeper into the content. A heavy edit includes:

  • Proofreading
  • Analyzing topic and title
  • Organizing and formatting
  • Clarifying content
  • Attributing sources

If you are looking for a writer or editor for your project, please tell me about it on my Contact page. At your request I can provide examples of my work and offer a quote. If I can’t help you directly, I may know someone who can.