Editing

“A good editor doesn't rewrite words, she rewires synapses.” ― S. Kelley Harrell

You need an editor. Everyone does.

No writing should be published -- online, on screen or in print  -- without having passed through the critical eye of an editor. And no writer should publish anything without one.
 
If you're a thought leader, business owner, motivator or entrepreneur, your professional image is everything. A poorly written website, blog post or article is, simply put, bad optics. It will undermine the image you want to project and jeopardize your prospects for success.
 
Same goes if you're a writer. Your work is your calling card. But if you choose to forego the services of a good editor, you're risking your reputation as a writer. 

Good writing sends a message to the world marketplace that you're a polished professional. Good editing ensures your writing is solid and that you care about your message and the people to whom you're communicating. 

 
I care, too. That's why I do what I do. Work with me.
Developmental
  • Story/Topic Assessment
  • Research Assistance 
  • Copy Structure
  • Story Structure
  • Market Research
  • Viability
Substantive (Fiction)
  • Story Elements
  • Plotlines
  • Story Beats
  • Scene Order & Structure
  • Voice
  • Characterization
  • Setting
  • POV
  • Dialogue
  • Sentence Construction & Syntax
  • Pace and Rhythm
Substantive (Non-Fiction)
  • Story/Copy Focus
  • Research Direction
  • Lede and Hooks
  • Logic and Order
  • Seamless Transitions
  • Fact Checking
  • Attribution, Citation, Corroboration
  • Consistency and Flow
  • Clarity and Readability
  • Audience Appropriateness
Copy Editing
  • Usage
  • Style
  • Word Choice
  • Passive vs. Active Voice
  • Clarity
  • Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation
  • Proofreading

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