As a copy editor, my specialty is not as a development editor, so the overall structure is up to you for the most part. I do let you know how your piece flows and correct all the tiny but important details that make your writing shine.

Formats Include:

  • Books
  • Academic research papers
  • White papers
  • Articles
  • Newsletters
  • Blog posts
  • Website content
  • Cover letters
  • Résumés
  • Scripts/screenplays

Specialties:

  • Word and phrase usage
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Consistency
  • Bibliographies (formatting and reference checking)
  • Document formatting

Technical Information:

I edit using track changes and commenting in Microsoft Word. I also tell you why I made the change (if it’s not obvious) to help improve your writing.

Speed: For double-spaced pages requiring basic copy editing I average four to six pages per hour. The more involved the piece and the rougher the draft, the more time it will take. I pride myself on being speedy yet thorough and detailed and can provide a quick turnaround if needed.

I give each piece two full editorial passes before returning it to you, and am willing to assist with other aspects of your work as needed.

 

Examples of My Work

 

University of Kansas Edwards Campus Column for the Kansas City Business Journal – “Ask the Professional”

Copy Editing, Writing, Project Management