What I do

No matter the size of your business, hiring a professional writer or editor just makes sense. The additional stress of websites, proposals, newsletters, magazines, blog posts, and more—it’s too much to handle on top of your day-to-day routine. I can free up your time, take some of that burden off your shoulders, and catch mistakes you might miss when you’re going at 80 MPH. Not sure what you need? I’m always available for a free, no-sweat consultation.

Copyediting

Copyediting happens before the layout process. It is now done in software programs like Microsoft Word, using the “track changes” feature so that the client can follow changes and see questions left by the editor.

Depending on your needs, copyediting services may include:

✓ Ensuring correctness and consistency in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and usage
✓ Alerting client to obvious errors in content
✓ Maintaining conformity in style and formatting (Chicago, AP, MLA, etc.)
✓ Querying issues of organization, logic, and clarity
✓ Minor fact checking (dates, names, etc.)

Proofreading

Proofreading is usually the last step in the editorial process before your work goes to print. By the time a document is ready for proofreading, it has already gone through copyediting and layout.

Proofreading services may include:

✓ Ensuring correctness in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and usage
✓ Ensuring consistency with a style guide already in place
✓ Alerting client to any obvious errors in content
✓ Flagging aesthetic issues such as line spacing and page breaks

Substantive Editing

Substantive editing involves a deeper reworking of a text in the copyediting step of the process. Rather than simple querying and correction, substantive editing may involve deeper issues of organization, flow, and sense.

Substantive editing services may include:

✓ Ensuring correctness and consistency in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and usage
✓ Alerting client to obvious errors in content
✓ Maintaining conformity in style and formatting (Chicago, AP, MLA, etc.)
✓ Querying/rewriting issues of organization, logic, and clarity
✓ Fact checking (dates, names, etc.)

Content Writing

As an experienced communicator, I can work closely with you to create a message that fits your audience and purpose — all while maintaining your voice and meeting your deadlines.

I specialize in the following formats:

✓ Web copy: landing pages, about pages and profiles, sales pages, product descriptions, blog posts, email newsletters
Business writing: proposals, press releases, and industry reports
Long-form stories: webinar/podcast scripts and magazine features