I offer the editing services below for books, dissertations, journals, whitepapers, blog posts, websites, press releases, reports, and other corporate communication pieces.
I specialize in the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed., and the AP Stylebook
Revises structure, flow, pacing, voice, and other “big picture” writing issues.
Also considered a “heavy” copyedit. Focuses on sentence-level revision plus grammar,
syntax, word choice, fact-checking, tense, clarity, coherency, consistency.
Chiefly deals with mechanical issues (grammar, usage, punctuation, capitalization, spelling,
and other nuts and bolts of writing).
Checking a typeset final draft against the copyedited draft for inconsistencies. This is the
last stage of editing before a draft goes to print.
I specialize in editing content about the following nonfiction subjects:
- Sustainability, sustainable building, healthy buildings
- Facilities management
- Interior design (commercial and residential)
- Home decor, home improvement, and lifestyle
- Real estate and real estate investment
- Pet care
- Art history
In addition, I have the following interests and significant subject matter
knowledge: herbalism, gardening, farming, rural living, livestock (horses, chickens,
sheep), photography, travel, music, music genres (classical, alternative, classic rock,
electronic/ambient), sewing, crochet, furniture restoration, antiques, cooking, politics,
backpacking, running, half marathons, new age spirituality, exvangelicalism.