Effective communication is an art, involving both technical precision and imaginative expression.
Let me help you achieve your communication goals!
What do I do?
I edit manuscripts for
• Scholars: journal articles, book chapters, monograph manuscripts
• Students: dissertations, theses, and academic papers
• Professional Writers: novels, magazine articles, short stories, creative nonfiction, scripts, children’s books
• Publishers: print and digital publications
• Businesses: web content, print publications, public relations materials
Why do I do it?
As our world becomes more and more saturated with information, clear, concise, and effective communication is needed now, more than ever. I enjoy helping writers to convey their innovative and profound ideas in the way that will be most conducive to positive reception by the intended audience.
Through teaching, I have learned that the single most important and paradigm-changing element of revision is just that: re-seeing. And unless we, as writers, see our writing from our audience’s perspective, we might as well write in a language that our audience doesn’t know.
Because I have had a great deal of experience critically reading and analyzing writing of all types and have guided hundreds of good writers through the writing process, I have developed skill in helping writers of all levels and with various purposes and audiences to view their work from a different perspective. I work with writers who are in the draft phase of manuscripts or are preparing them for final submission or publication.
I am eager to help you to unlock the potential of your ideas by helping you to see your writing through your audience’s eyes!
Policies and procedures:
If you would like to consider my editing services for a particular project, I invite you to submit an inquiry here.
Once you and I have initially been in contact, I will ask you to send me the manuscript, via email, as a Word document. I will also ask you for some information:
1. The purpose of your document.
2. The intended audience of your document.
3. What type of changes you are interested in making to the document—whether you are interested in proofreading, content editing, suggestions for further development, or something else.
Once I have the document and this information, I will email to you a contract that includes an estimate of the total cost of the project and the time it will take me to complete the project.
After you have received the estimate, I will ask you, if you are interested in proceeding, to sign and return the contract and to submit a retainer for my services. Once I have received these, I will begin work on your project.
In the editing process, I will use the Track Changes function in Word to edit mistakes, and I will use the Comment function in Word to ask questions or point out ambiguities.
Once the project is complete, I will email your manuscript with my edits, along with an invoice for the project. Payment of the balance is due within 14 days of completion of the project.
FREELANCE WRITING AND COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTING
I write in various genres, specializing in blog posts, social media, newsletters, public relations materials, and advertising. In addition to writing copy, I develop and maintain social media presences for businesses and organizations.
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