Nailing Down the Details
I offer a variety of levels of editorial feedback, from significant structural and developmental edits to copy-editing and proofreading. I can also assist with research and fact-checking.
Copy-Editing: The lightest level of editing, focusing primarily on grammar, punctuation, spelling and internal consistency.
Line-Editing: Includes all aspects of copy-editing with additional focus on clarity, sentence structure, organization and tone.
Structural and Developmental Editing: A holistic approach to your project, focusing on concept. For academic, business and non-fiction writing, this includes discussion of sourcing, audience level and organization. For fiction, this includes discussion of story structure, characterization, pacing and other story elements.
Research and Fact-Checking: Assistance with original research with summary and citations, or confirming the accuracy of what you've already compiled.
Editing works best when the editor and writer have a good rapport. For book-length or other long projects, I offer a free edit of 7-10 pages of your work before we establish a formal relationship, so you get a sense of how I work and I can give you an accurate estimate based on what kind of work the project needs.