Editors spend a lot of time describing the breadth of their field. A good editor will locate and correct errors of spelling, punctuation, and grammar, but most of us do considerably more. Some edits take the form of a collaboration between writer and editor, where both parties take a similar measure of pride in and responsibility for a work. Some edits involve an overhaul of the substance of a work, while others involve reorganizing, reshaping, or polishing ideas. At any level, editing is a service-oriented activity. When I edit your work, I aim to work with you to make it better.
I consider most of my writing to be a subset of editorial services as well. Moving from a rudimentary idea or a rough outline to a finished piece is simply a substantive edit taken from an earlier point of development. I'm comfortable starting anywhere along the chain and helping to move a piece toward publication.
My writing and editing experience includes these areas, but I'm open to anything:
- Business and Finance
- Marketing and Communications
- Technical manuals
- Annual reports
- Ghost-written journal articles
- Résumés and cover letters
- Academic articles and dissertations
- Glossary definitions
- Short stories