I'll review your document and fix grammatical and spelling mistakes.
I'll edit your document to improve flow, readability, and continuity.
If needed, I'll make suggestions for improvements to your document.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Rates will depend on your deadline and the complexity and length of the document. Therefore, editing jobs with short turnaround times, more technical material, or a high word/page count will cost more. Proofreading-only jobs will cost less than editing jobs. As a result, I will provide you with a quote once we’ve discussed the job details.
However, I do offer a basic package for editing. You can check it out here.
Proofreading primarily involves checking a document for “surface” errors, such as grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. By contrast, editing involves extensive work with a document, including rewriting for clarity, flow, and readability.
I will work extensively with your document to improve readability, clarity, flow, and accuracy. With every document, my editing goals are to:
- Preserve the writer’s unique voice
- Eliminate awkward or confusing phrasing
- Remove redundancies
- Ensure continuity throughout the document
- Encourage an active voice versus a passive voice
- Fix grammatical and spelling mistake
- Make suggestions for improvements to the overall document.
Over the years, I’ve found that editing a document requires several steps. During each step, I focus on a different editing goal. As a result, my editing process usually looks like this:
- Initial read
- Focus on improving readability and flow
- Correct grammar and spelling mistakes
- Edit to ensure continuity
- Final read to correct any other issues
- Make suggestions for additional improvements (if applicable).
I have more than 15 years of professional experience as an editor. Please see the About section to learn more about my experience.
Whenever possible, I will provide two versions of the final piece—an edited version and a version in which each edit can be approved by you.
I can work in Microsoft Word, Google Docs or Apple Pages.