I offer editing - primarily light content editing, stylistic editing, copy editing, rewriting, fact checking, and proofreading - services for the documents listed on this page. 
  • Content/substantive/structural editing: Clarifying and/or reorganizing a manuscript for content and structure.1
  • Stylistic editing: Clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, smoothing language and other non-mechanical line-by-line editing.
  • Copy editing: Editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and internal consistency of facts; marking head levels and approximate placement of art; notifying designer of any unusual production requirements. May include Canadianizing; metrication; providing or changing system of citations; writing or editing captions and/or credit lines; writing running heads; listing permissions needed and/or obtaining them; providing or editing prelims, back matter, cover copy and/or CIP data. 
  • Rewriting: Creating a new manuscript or parts of a manuscript on the basis of content and research supplied by an author.
  • Fact checking: Checking accuracy of facts and/or quotes by reference to original sources used by author and/or from other sources.
  • Proofreading: Reading proofs of edited manuscript. Galley proofing may include incorporating and/or exercising discretion on author's alterations; flagging locations of art and page references; verifying computer codes. Page proofing may include checking adherence to mock-up (rough paste-up), accuracy of running heads, folios and changes made to type in mock-up, checking page breaks and location of art, and inserting page numbers to table of contents and cross-references if necessary.

Documents Accepted

I will edit any of the following documents:
  • Essay;
  • Term paper;
  • Feature article;
  • News article;
  • Short story;
  • Novelette;
  • Novella;
  • Résumé;
  • Cover letter;
  • Letter;
  • Memo; and
  • Manual.
If a specific document is not listed, then please check with me.

File Formats Accepted

  • Microsoft Word 2003 & 2007 (.doc and .docx)
  • Pages (.pages)
  • Portable Document Format (.pdf)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Plain Text (.txt)