Developmental Editing: In order to do great work, most writers need objectivity, clarity, and encouragement from an outside source. I do developmental editing for both fiction and non-fiction writers, to check for weaknesses in sentence structure, character & plot consistency, conceptual clarity and dialogue. My goal is to help you towards a finished product that is the best possible expression of your creative vision.
Line by Line Editing: Words are the essential building blocks of communication. Whether you are writing a novel or a guide to fly-fishing, a lasting connection to the reader’s mind begins with word choice. I offer line by line editing that focuses on crafting language that perfectly reflects your meaning.
Proofreading: I offer standard proofreading services for manuscripts and all other documents. I typically do two full reads for grammar and spelling errors, typos and formatting. Then the documents are returned to you for approval of my changes, and then back to me for one final “clean sweep” for a total of three full readings.
Manuscript Evaluations: If you are an author or publisher looking for a quick overview of a project, I also do book reviews / evaluations.