Even the best writers need a professional editor. As we write, we tend to read our words over and over. Some people think this is a reason not to hire an editor. They reason that they’ve read it a million times and certainly caught every mistake. Usually, the opposite is true.
The more we read our own work, the more we are familiar with the words and as a result, our eye tends to overlook mistakes. It’s important to hire someone who can approach your work with fresh eyes and a non-judgmental outlook. My goal is simply to make your work the best it can be.
People use the term “editing” to mean different things. One thing everyone can agree upon is that whether it’s a book, resume, or marketing blurb, it should be free of typos and grammatical errors. This is what I call proofreading.
True copyediting takes more time. It analyzes the flow and pacing of the work. For fiction, an expert editor will ensure that the plot is interesting, characters are well-developed, dialogue is rich, and word choice is varied. For non-fiction, an editor will ensure the material is presented in an order that makes the most sense, teaches the reader about the subject, and is presented in a unique manner that sets it apart from its competition.
My services also include:
- Editorial Assessment – A review of your writing project to assess marketability.
- Query Letter Review – Development of a letter directed toward book reviewers that will inspire them to request your material.
- Book Synopsis Writing – Creation of a book synopsis that will sell your project to readers and encourage downloads.
- Resume Writing – A custom developed resume that will help you showcase achievements and speak of your professionalism.
- College Applications – The time and pressure students face throughout the college admissions process is overwhelming. Let me alleviate some of that worry.