No writer ever wants to believe that she or he needs an editor. We bleed for our words, so there's no way that anyone else can ever really love the sentences we've created or the characters we've developed, right? Maybe that's true for a hyperbolic world, but in the fast-paced universe of current publishing, that's just not the case. A good editor can offer a writer a real chance to allow those words, those worlds, those myriad details painstakingly plucked from the ethos to come to life.
What I Offer COPY WRITING Email newsletters, press releases, blog posts. Turn around time is short - generally less than a week. I will do all necessary background research regarding to the topic and provide you with content that will help engage your audience.
EDITING Includes a thirty minute brainstorming session (via Skype or phone) about the project goals. Developmental editing ideas including pacing, plot, characters, and motivation to help you create your most clearly defined manuscript. This is a heavy edit and will include marginal annotations as well as a detailed letter of explanation. Proofreading (for surface, cosmetic errors) Addressed are issues concerning grammar, spelling, punctuation, typos, word choice, repetition, spacing, formatting, etc. Turn-around time is two weeks for a 70k word manuscript, and I will provide line-by-line edits as well as marginal notes. WEBSITE CONTENT REVIEW Two-day turnaround for comprehensive feedback on the content of the site with suggested edits and recommendations about how to generate more traffic
WORKSHOP STYLE COLLABORATION 1-1: A four week, one-on-one coaching, editing, and content workshop that will focus on one project from start to finish. This includes email support and two 30-minute phone calls to discuss the progress of the project. Long Term: On retainer, a monthly review of up to 5000 words of the current work in progress which will include a comprehensive email or phone call to discuss the project.
RESUME AND COVER LETTERS Resume and cover letter projects include an initial phone call or email consult about the goals, two rounds of revisions and a complete reformat of the existing resume. ACADEMIC AND BUSINESS EDITING This service is for academic and business writing. (Examples: textbooks, college dissertations/theses, research papers, essays, business proposals, etc.) Addressed are issues concerning content and language, as well as proofreading/line editing.
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