I specialize in holistic edits of book-length nonfiction. I offer comprehensive services based on analysis of your goals, your message, and your audience. No matter your experience level as an author or your publication aims, I can partner with you to make sure your book conveys your expertise to your desired audience.
Through developmental, content, line, or copy editing, I can help you refine your idea and structure your book, then tighten, clarify, or expand your content to prepare it for publication. Find out more about each type of editing below.
During the process, we’ll communicate regularly and I’ll work toward our agreed upon objectives. After my services are complete, you’ll have a well-organized, marketable book ready to move on to the fine-tuning stages of copy editing and proofreading.
If you don’t have a full book, I can review 1-2 sample chapters and have phone consultation to help you make sure your project is moving in the right direction.
Here’s a bit about each type of editing. Don’t worry if you’re unsure which is best for your book: Contact me, and I can make a recommendation.
The process of refining the organization and structure of the book as a whole (generally on the chapter- and paragraph-levels) rather than editing on the sentence-level. This includes reordering blocks of text and suggesting additions or deletions. Developmental editing also looks at tone, voice, complexity of information, and transitions.
The process of editing both the content and form of the book. This includes making sure information is accurate and appropriate for the audience, and making paragraph- and sentence-level edits to aid clarity and flow.
Line Editing and Copy Editing
Copy editing focuses on making sure grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage, and style are correct and consistent. Line edit looks at voice, tone, and phrasing in addition to the elements of a copy edit.
I do some work beyond these core specialties. If you have a project you think I may be a good fit for, contact me, and we can discuss whether your opportunity fits my skills. There are, however, some kinds of work I don’t take: fiction, academic work, and ebook file creation. I very rarely take on proofreading.
My work will be on time, in line with your specifications, adapted to your feedback, infused with creativity and experience, and uniquely suited to your needs.
Rates vary according to the scope and size of each project. Contact me to let me know what you need and we can negotiate a rate that fits the project and your needs.