Editorial Services

There are different types and levels of editing, and sometimes the definitions vary among professional editors according to level of experience, specialty, or industry. Listed below are the editorial services that I provide and general descriptions of what each entails. You can choose one particular package or combine them to fit your needs.

For pricing info, please see the FAQs and then contact me directly for a free estimate.

Copyediting

  • Available for these forms of content across genres: manuscripts, journals, blog posts, query letters, white papers, marketing copy, and websites 

  • Improving content in any or all of the following ways:
    • Correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage

    • Checking consistency of style and format; creating style sheet, if necessary

    • Reading for clarity

    • Querying errors or inconsistencies

    • Cross-checking references, art, figures, tables, etc.

Line Editing

  • Available for these forms of content across genres: manuscripts, journals, and websites

  • Improving content in all or any of the following ways:

    • Performing basic copyediting tasks

    • Assessing in detail language, words, and jargon

    • Fixing wordiness and sentence structure; rewriting/reorganizing for clarity and readability

    • Flagging and fixing active and passive voice, as well as tone

Proofreading

  • Available for these forms of content across genres: manuscripts, marketing copy, journals, and white papers

  • Improving content in any or all of the following ways:

    • Checking proof against typesetting specifications

    • Querying or correcting errors and/or inconsistencies

    • Reading for typographical errors or sense without reading against copy

Manuscript Evaluation

  • Accepted genres: Children's—Middle Grade, Young Adult, and New Adult

  • General manuscript critique assessing any or all of the following: 

    • Story structure

    • Authorial voice

    • Plot points and pacing

    • Character traits and development

    • Appeal to target audience

Developmental/Substantive Editing

  • Accepted genres: Children'sMiddle Grade, Young Adult, and New Adult

  • Improving the manuscript in any or all of the following ways:

    • Examining major story elements and offering solutions for areas of concern:

      • characters, plot, theme, setting, conflict, etc.

    • Revising and/or reorganizing segments of text, scenes, or chapters for consistency and clarity

    • Analyzing authorial voice and adapting it for the target audience

Website Copyediting

  • Improving content in any or all of the following ways:

    • Correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage

    • Checking consistency of style and format; creating style sheet, if necessary

    • Reading for clarity and efficiency with online audience in mind

Website Evaluation

  • Improving content in any or all of the following ways:

    • Assessing effectiveness and efficiency in regard to user experience

    • Appraising design and formatting: font, color, and spatial elements

    • Analyzing SEO performance

    • Troubleshooting links

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Copyediting

Available for these forms of content across genres: manuscripts, journals, blog posts, query letters, and websites

  • Correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage

  • Checking for consistent style and format; creating style sheet

  • Reading for clarity

  • Querying errors or inconsistencies

  • Cross-checking references, art, figures, tables, etc.

Line Editing

Available for these forms of content across genres: manuscripts, journals, and websites

  • Performing basic copyediting tasks

  • Assessing language, words, and jargon in detail

  • Fixing wordiness and sentence structure, which includes rewriting/reorganizing for clarity and readability

  • Flagging and fixing active and passive voice, as well as tone

Proofreading

Available for these forms of content across genres: manuscripts, journals, and white papers

  • Checking proof against typesetting specifications

  • Querying or correcting errors and/or inconsistencies

  • Reading for typographical errors or sense without reading against copy

Manuscript Evaluation

Accepted genres: Children's—Middle Grade, Young Adult, and New Adult

General manuscript critique assessing any or all of the following:

  • Story structure

  • Authorial voice

  • Plot points and pacing

  • Character traits and development

  • Appeal to target audience

Developmental Editing

Accepted genres: Children's—Middle Grade, Young Adult, and New Adult

 

Improving the manuscript in any or all of the following ways:

  • Examining major story elements and offering solutions for areas of concern: characters, plot, theme, setting, conflict, etc.

  • Revising and/or reorganizing segments of text, scenes, or chapters for consistency and clarity

  • Analyzing authorial voice and adapting it for the target audience

Website Copyediting

  • Correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage

  • Checking for consistent style and format

  • Reading for clarity and efficiency with online audience in mind

  • Establishing a style sheet if necessary

Website Evaluation

  • Assessing effectiveness and efficiency in regard to user experience

  • Appraising design and formatting: font, color, and spatial elements

  • Analyzing SEO performance/Generating SEO keywords

  • Troubleshooting links