My role as editor is not to simply perfect your content; I view it an opportunity to teach clients who wish to improve their writing how to do so. What differentiates me from other editors is that I share with my clients insights into exactly why certain edits are suggested. I point out habitual grammatical weaknesses that persist throughout your work and offer clear instructions with examples to help you to identify and eliminate those from your writing going forward. I also specialize in all aspects of dialogue, specifically tags, action beats, punctuation, and excessive narrative (over-telling vs. showing). As you review my edits, you’ll find yourself learning and growing as a writer as have many of my clients after working with me.
For authors, another benefit of selecting me as your editorial partner is that I offer resources and referrals to various critical publishing partners to help you to achieve your goals more easily and cost-effectively.
You want your writing to be noticed for your ideas and impact, not your mistakes. Typos, poor grammar, redundancies, misspellings, improper punctuation, and faulty formatting can embarrass you; destroy your credibility; cost you clients, customers, and readers; and jeopardize your livelihood. It’s not only foolish to finalize any print or digital publication or presentation without having a skilled editor or proofreader review it first, it’s also costly.
Writing errors can result in undesirable outcomes. That’s why hiring a skilled editor for content analysis and professional proofreading is so important. As your editor, my goal is to get your writing noticed for your ideas and impact, not your mistakes. I’ll apply a polished finish to your content, offering honest, detailed feedback to help elevate your vision, maintain your voice, and identify ways to enhance the tone or potential of a piece to support your objective.
More than just an eagle eye for grammatical errors, sentence construction, and typos, my copyediting services focus on clarity, coherence, sentence structure, and consistency. I also provide proofreading, which focuses on grammar, capitalization, punctuation, formatting, and spelling corrections for flawless text. I especially enjoy polishing business publications, technical documents, digital content, fiction, and nonfiction.
My clients include “Big 5” publishers HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, and Penguin Random House along with hundreds of corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, solopreneurs, and independent authors. I’ve edited extraordinary works by Mathew Knowles, Tiffany Haddish, Connie Briscoe, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Rita Dove, Tayari Jones, Nikki Giovanni, Jamaica Kincaid, Carl Phillips, and Angela Jackson-Brown, and I’d love to do the same for you. If you’re ready to work with a professional wordsmith to polish your work, reach out and let’s get started!
Style guide creation
American Psychological Association (APA)
Associated Press Stylebook (AP)
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Gregg Reference Manual
Microsoft Writing Style Guide
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Adobe Acrobat Reader