A professional editor can spot even obscure errors and ensure that a document presents a flawless, logical flow of information. I can help ensure perfection in any type of document including, but not limited to:
- Textbooks and scientific journal articles
- General business articles and corporate communications
- Fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
- Dissertations and Master’s theses
- eCommerce and marketing materials
- Website content
I am proficient in all generally accepted style standards including:
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Chicago Manual
- Associated Press (AP)
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
- The Bluebook
I can also adapt edits to meet client-specific or school-specific style guidelines. Contact me and let me know what I can do for you.
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A copy edit provides proofreading corrections, with the addition of grammatical corrections and suggestions to improve stylistic consistency. Copy editing is based on style rules and involves looking for and correcting:
- Punctuation and typographical errors
- Word usage and grammatical errors
- Spelling and capitalization errors
- Incorrect verb tenses
- Awkward sentence structure
- Incorrect figure and table references
- Formatting inconsistencies
- Adherence to specific style guides as required
Copy editing ensures a well written, grammatically correct, readable document. Minimal rewriting is performed and questions for the author are inserted as comments.
A substantive edit assesses the content, organization, and style of a document to ensure that it is not only linguistically correct, but also useful and complete. Substantive editing includes proofreading and copy editing tasks as well as identifying:
- Redundancies or incomplete content
- Organizational or structural problems
- Problems with transitions
- Problems with logical development of concepts
- Issues involving comprehensiveness and flow of information
The substantive editing process also involves restructuring awkward sentences and paragraphs to craft a readable document that is clear and concise. A substantive edit results in a well-written, well-organized, and effective document.
Technical editing includes all aspects of substantive editing, with an additional emphasis placed on ensuring technical accuracy. Special attention is given to the use of correct and appropriate terminology and language.
A technical edit may involve verifying information or querying the author about information that is false or potentially misleading. A technical edit results in a well-written, well-organized, and technically accurate document.