Developmental editing runs the gamut. My specialty is helping an author find what needs to be expanded, what needs to be omitted, and what needs to be reworked to best speak to their readership.
Paragraph by paragraph, sentence by sentence, I'll help ensure your language is in tip-top shape, with a focus on style, voice, and clear writing. This process often involves give-and-take between the writer and me. While editing, I'll ask questions about your intention and meaning. Then I'll listen to your answers and incorporate your edits.
We'll get down to the nitty-gritty, with a focus on editing at the word and sentence level. I'll look at everything from spelling and punctuation to sentence structure and clarity. Copy editing refines and polishes your writing! I use a light, medium, or heavy touch according to what each writer wants and needs.
Always with an eye toward inclusivity, I'll help ensure your words speak to the everyperson. I'll let you know if anything offends, discriminates, or excludes. Together we'll un-bias anything in your manuscript that smacks of or inadvertently hints at bias or insensitivity.
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Callisto Media, LERN, Ed2go, indie authors
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M.A. in writing. Face-to-face and online college writing instructor. My years as a college writing instructor have influenced my editing style. I wear the hat you need me to wear, whether it's taskmaster or nurturer.
Author of Comma Sense: Your Guide to Grammar Victory (Mango Publishing, 2022) and the children's storybook Paragon and Jubilee (Edgecliff Press, 2010).