|XXXXXX||Does your document need a careful review for grammar and typos? Even one overlooked error can leave you making a mediocre first impression instead of a great one. Invest in a fresh pair of eyes to review and professionally edit your document.Two levels of editing services are available:
This type of edit is rules-based and deals more with cosmetics than substance:
Available add-on: Fact checking.
A content edit is your first step when your text is still a revision or two away from completion. I rewrite sentences for clarity and tighten paragraphs for flow. I may reword subheads for greater curb appeal, or add new ones. A content edit asks:
When you receive my edit—both in-line emendations and marginal comments—you’ll be ready to tackle a fresh revision. Be willing to wrestle with your own writing in the revision process. We can work together until the piece is solid and ready for copyediting. Building a document is like building a house: It’s sweaty and dusty on the work site, but in the end you’ve taken no shortcuts—and it shows.
Available add-ons: Fact checking; copyediting (in a separate follow-up edit to a revised document).
Tools of the trade
I edit electronically using change-tracking functions in MS Word 2016, consulting current editions of industry standard references: