"You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you.
We edit to let the fire show through the smoke."
- Arthur Plotnik
Your words are important and need to be handled with care.
How do you assess the kind of editing you need for your project?
You have an idea—a story, a book, a message for your audience—but you don't know where to start or how to put the pieces together. Your words are like colorful quilt patches waiting to be assembled into a beautiful work of art. I enjoy working with writers to establish an organizational plan for their content, develop their ideas, and draft their work in a manuscript that reflects cohesive style with a compelling tone.
You know what you WANT to say, but you don't know HOW to say it. That's okay. I'll help you craft the right words and create content that will resonate with readers and encourage them to respond to your message.
Line editing focuses on the creative content from the sentence and paragraph level. Sentences are analyzed for the following:
Awkward words, incorrect verb tenses, and unclear metaphors
Unnecessary words and clichés
Run-on sentences and redundancies
Paragraphs and/or dialogue is tightened
Words and phrases that clarify or enhance character development
Whether you need light, medium, or heavy copyediting, I will review your manuscript for the following:
Active vs. passive voice
Inappropriate figures of speech
Spelling, grammar, punctuation
Smooth transitions and sentence flow for readability
Ensure consistency in format, usage, hyphenation, capitalization, etc.
Proofreading | Audiobook Proofing
Your work is finished and needs a second set of eyes (or ears) to review it for production errors of text, sound, and/or artwork/illustrations. I enjoy working with authors, writers, producers, and voice talent to produce beautiful works, written or auditory, for the reading and listening audience.