All my work is confidential and ethical. I respect your expertise and understand how to work with field-specific terms and conventions. If I don't understand something, I'll query it.
Before you commit, I can provide any of the following:
My editing generally falls into three main categories: copyediting, stylistic editing, and developmental editing. These categories are not mutually exclusive, though! Many jobs incorporate elements from more than one category. After discussing the project by email or phone, I can customize my approach in any way that meets your needs.
In addition, I offer proofreading services and writing coaching.
If your work needs editing for consistency and correctness, I can:
If the language needs line-by-line polishing, I can:
If the ideas or structure need development, I can:
Note: I can provide developmental editing only to projects in the humanities and qualitative social sciences. The closer you are to my areas of expertise (humanities/literature), the more comprehensively I can comment. As an outside reader, though, I can provide a fresh and unbiased look at your project – giving you valuable insight into the potential responses of readers who lack your expertise.
If you need a final read-through before your text goes public, I can:
Note: When I proofread, I don't comment on style or content. I limit myself strictly to fixing errors. This is the service to use if you are certain that you are happy with the content and language of the text and only want a reviewer to catch mistakes. It can also be useful if you've significantly altered a text as the result of a previous round of edits.
If you need help thinking through a project, managing your time, improving your writing, or getting motivated to write, I can: