For more than 25 years, I have done freelance editing for schools, book and magazine publishers, and for aspiring and established authors, several of whom have made the New York Times, USA Today and Essence bestsellers lists. I have worked as an on-staff copy editor for Good Housekeeping magazine, Newsday, The Morning Call, as well as a major university. I am versed in AP and Chicago Manual of Style.
I can help you in several ways:
Your project will be evaluated using the track changes feature of Microsoft Word to make sure it flows and your voice is maintained. I will also include an editorial letter critiquing the project.
I will examine your project for spelling, grammar, punctuation, proper word use (accept vs. except), style formatting, logical flow, redundancy, consistency, mislabeling and misnumbering of pages, ambiguous or incorrect statements, inappropriate figures of speech and sexist and slang language. The track changes feature of Microsoft Word will be used.
An editorial letter detailing your project’s strengths and weaknesses will be offered. If you utilize this option, your project will not be marked up or returned.
Please note: I do not work on theses, dissertations, or any project that requires style guides outside of AP and Chicago Manual of Style. I also do not edit erotica or documents with graphic sex or profanity.
Interested in seeing if I would be a good fit for your project? Email five consecutive doublespaced pages of your project to firstname.lastname@example.org for a free sample edit.