Editorial Services for authors, academics, organizaitons, others
• Heavy Copy-editing: This applies to work that needs more than four or more comments or corrections per page, and includes comments that offer rewriting or rewording suggestions. This may require that I make two or three passes, sometimes rewriting a sentence for clarity or to make it more effective. If the work requires considerably more work, such work would fall under the category of "Extra-Heavy Copy-Editing."
• Content Critique: This is for a novel or nonfiction book manuscript that is “unfinished”: either the writing and editing are incomplete, or you wish to make radical changes in content to improve the book. You are looking for flaws or gaps in content, structure, conception, voice, tone; you require an editor to point out any missing elements, loose ends. There is no copy-editing or proofreading at this stage.
• Proofreading: When your book has been edited, and most issues of grammar and style have been addressed, it is time to submit it to a proofreader. A proofreader in a traditional book publishing model ensures that the editor's changes and directions have been properly followed by the typesetter, and that there are no typos, improper line breaks, misplaced punctuation marks, or other problems in the galleys; in the e-book publishing model, the proofreader looks out for spelling and punctuation errors within the stylistic framework you’ve chosen and makes sure the book is error-proof and ready to be published. I can also proofread academic theses and books.