It’s a dark night. One of those nights where the moon isn’t shining all that bright, and the stars are too far away to smile upon you. You’re walking down a dimly lit forest path, and you just finished sending a text to your significant other: Your the love of my life. You wait patiently for a response. Suddenly, your phone buzzes and the response comes across the bright screen: *You’re. You let out a long sigh, wondering why you even bother conversing with someone who is so intent on correcting every little piece of grammar in the world.
Yes – I am in the same category as the person on the other end of that message. I can’t help it. I really can’t. I naturally find myself editing everything, from books and ads, papers to programs, emails to text messages. If it contains anything to do with the English language, I’m there. It’s my kind of party.
Sometimes I’m referred to as a Grammar Nazi. Or the Grammar Police. I assure you though, my need to correct grammar is not due to an obsessive desire to be obnoxious. No, it’s due to an obsessive desire to make the world a better place with a fully-functional basis of the English language. I promise.
And for years, I’ve honed this craft into the editing of my own science fiction/fantasy/adventure books, the editing of the various books published through The Crossover Alliance publishing company, and various other projects, including resumes, school reports, and articles.
Now I’m ready to offer my editorial services to everyone. Have a novel that you need to have edited/revised/proofread? Have a college paper you’d like a second set of eyes on? Is there a resume you’d like perfected, a book synopsis you’d like polished? Well, you’ve come to the right person.
Take a look at my services, fill out the form, and I’ll get in touch with you about your project.
For payment, I will send you a Paypal invoice. I take half payment up front, and the other half when I have finished the project. Or, you can save 5% on the total fees by paying in full up front.
My time-frame for finishing projects varies, and we can discuss that once you’ve contacted me. If a rush job is needed, please mention this when you fill out the form telling me about your project. Rush jobs have a small fee attached to them, which depends on the project/length, and will be mentioned in my initial email to you.
* For all edits, I use Microsoft Word’s TRACK CHANGES feature which will show you all changes I propose in every edit I do.
I’ll check your story or document for grammar mistakes, typos, and misspellings, all for an affordable price – and a quick turnaround! Proofreading doesn’t get into the nitty-gritty of editing, but ensures that you have a polished manuscript free of typos, odd punctuation, and misspelled words. Think of a proofread as a cosmetic touch-up to your writing.
Things I’ll look for:
– proper hyphen usage
– repetitive words
I will search for and correct improper grammar, word usage, plot holes, character consistency, and much more to help make your story shine. I’ll propose rewrites, and I’ll suggest replacements to help keep your author voice consistent throughout the story. Think of a copy edit as a much more in-depth, detailed edit that works out all of the kinks in your writing.
Things I’ll look for:
– grammar, spelling, typos, proper hyphen usage, repetitive words
– paragraph structure
– story flow
– author voice
– character consistency and realism
– plot inconsistencies
– alternate word/sentence usage
Interested in having me edit your manuscript? Fill out the form below and I’ll be in touch with you promptly so we can start discussing your project. I’m ready to partner with you to make your work shine the best it can! If you have other editing needs – such as resumes, reports, etc. – please let me know and I’ll send you a quote.