Comparing the latest stage of a text with the preceding stage, marking discrepancies, and checking for problems in page makeup, layout, color separation, or type
Querying or correcting errors or inconsistencies that eluded the copy editor
Reading for typographical errors or for sense without reading against copy
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Correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage while preserving the meaning and voice of the original text
Ensuring a consistent style and format
Reading for overall clarity and sense on behalf of the prospective audience
Preparing a manuscript for the next stage of the publication process
Solving major problems and organizing
Identifying and solving problems of overall clarity or accuracy
Rearranging paragraphs, sections, or chapters to improve the organization of the text
Writing or rewriting to improve readability and flow of information
Creating a new draft of the text
Revising the text to improve its presentation
Editing / Ghost Writing
Collaborating to frame and refine your message
Working with you to develop a manuscript from initial concept through any number of drafts
Making suggestions about content, organization, and presentation, based on analysis of competing works, comments by reviewers, market analysis, and other resources
Rewriting, writing, and researching, as well as suggesting topics or providing information about topics
Clarity. Vigor. Eloquence.
These are the watchwords that have guided my editing work for more than four decades. I produce copy that conveys your message without ambiguity, with energy, and with the emotional power to convince and persuade your readers.
So, I’m more than “a second pair of eyes.” Behind my eyes a brain teems with all the aspects of the English language: word choice, grammar, syntax, style, spelling, punctuation. Depending on the level of effort you request, I apply that knowledge to polish your draft.
And I do so with the efficiency of a reporter on deadline. In fact, when you select my premium Copy Fix service, I’ll turn around your copy in a matter of hours.
The chart below describes the range of editing I offer. Choose the appropriate level and give me a call to discuss your project.
Oh, one more thing: I wear glasses, so you’ll get four eyes for the price of two.
Lee is professional and easy to work with. She supported my project over email and phone calls, and we didn't have to meet in person. She knows her field and has access to news agencies to support your campaign.