I’m making an educated guess here, but I bet you have at least one friend who drives you absolutely crazy in regards to your written communications. You know, that one friend who trolls your Facebook page, Twitter feed, texts, and even e-mails and points out grammar and spelling errors. As you’re reading this, at least one name has probably come to mind. If you know me personally, you’re probably pointing a finger in my general direction.
I admit it, I happen to be that “one friend” to quite a few people. I’m the one who receives all of the grammar and word memes on Facebook, and I’ve completely come to terms with it. I have accepted my role with dignity.
Through the years, I’ve been asked to go over many a school paper, short story, and novel snippet. I’ve been a sounding board and trusted advisor for writing friends and family members, and I would love the opportunity to do the same for you.
Every writer needs an editor regardless of whether they’re traditionally published or self-published. Having a second pair of eyes who shares your love of the written word can make all of the difference for your literary work. When self-editing, your brain tends to read what it knows should be on the page instead of what is actually there. Someone who isn’t as familiar or emotionally tied to the story has a different perspective when reading. This allows them to notice typos, grammatical errors and any plot missteps that you may not catch when self-editing. Working with an editor helps ensure that the story you present to the world is concise and well told.
Each and every project is different, so services and pricing are quoted on a project by project basis. Whether you need basic proofreading or full copyediting services, I can help. Prices are figured using the Editorial Freelancers Association standards. I offer a free consultation for each project to help me determine what services are needed, the timeline for completing the project and a quoted price for the project. The number of pages included in this free consultation depends on the length of the project being quoted.
If you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation for a project, please e-mail me.