Why should I hire you to edit my business or nonfiction material?
I love editing. (Probably not too many people can actually say that!) I have bolstered this passion with an extensive formal training, including a Master of Applied Science in information and communications technology, a Bachelor of Arts in English, and a Bachelor of Science in technical communication. I also proactively seek continuing education opportunities that help me stay on top of new developments in my field.
Equally important is the fact that I have ten years of experience editing in a variety of fields, which allows me to bring a diverse perspective to your unique subject matter.
What is your timeline for editing or critiquing a document?
Some documents are very straightforward while others are very complex. Once we discuss the depth of your project, I can offer a firm timeline. Please contact me today to talk about your specific needs!
How do you calculate the cost of your services?
I typically offer a per-word rate based on the complexity of the editing project. However, per-hour and flat-rate editing contracts are available in certain circumstances. Critiquing projects have a flat rate based on document length. Once we have discussed your individual requirements, I will gladly provide a quote. So, let’s open the discussion! Contact me
Can you explain the different types of editing?
I offer three types of editing: copyediting, substantive editing, and proofreading.
- Copyediting identifies grammar issues, punctuation errors, and other problems such as awkward phrasing and inconsistent language. Copyediting may include minor rephrasing or light rewriting.
- Substantive editing (also called content or line editing) is similar to copyediting but delves more deeply into issues of clarity and style. Substantive editing involves moderate rephrasing at the sentence level or major rewrites of entire paragraphs, sections, or chapters.
- Proofreading finds grammatical errors, typos, and formatting issues in finished documents. Proofreading is the last round of editing before print or web publication.
Most projects don’t need all three forms of editing. Once we have a chance to discuss your unique situation, we can tailor an editing package that meets your individual requirements and budget. Contact me