When hiring an editor, it can be tough to know where to start. Editing is so broad a career that most editors specialize in a specific stage of the editorial process. It’s beneficial for a writer to hire more than one editor for a project. I specialize in developmental editing, in the very beginning stages of a project. Then I pass the project to your copyeditor (if you don’t have one, I know a few). After copyediting is complete, I can offer final proofreading edits.
You can hire me to be your developmental editor, your proofreader, or both. Contact me today!
Non-fiction (books, short stories, essays, articles)
Personal branding/Websites (navigation, layout, content, and design)
Developmental editors (sometimes referred to as substantive editors, content editors, and line editors) assist in the evolution of the initial concept (of a book or other project), working closely with the writer to create a product that stands out and expresses the writer’s unique voice.
Developmental editors make significant changes to a manuscript, such as rewriting and reorganizing the text for clarity. I assist writers by posing questions and offering suggestions to further enhance structure, theme, and continuity.
Depending on the length of the piece and budget, I recommend a minimum of two rounds.
Rates are determined per project and I use EFA’s guidelines when estimating time and cost.
Hire me for developmental editing.
Proofreading is the final step in the editorial process. Proofreaders check for errors, including typographical, typesetting specifications and page makeup.
As a proofreader, I search for needles in the haystack: missed typos (spelling, grammar, usage, punctuation), passive language, unnecessary or repetitive words, visual and editorial mistakes. Proofreading compares the latest stage of the project to earlier stages to assure the writer that changes have been made correctly.