Good grammar and well-edited written material are not about showing off your education or impressing your customers. They are about showing that you care enough to take the time to make sure you are effectively communicating your message, values and product to your consumers, your employer, the general public, a professor, or whomever.
But everyone makes mistakes, it is inevitable. Whether it is a hundred-page dissertation or a one-page letter, almost no document is completely error free
. I can help you see where improvements can be made and point out mistakes that might have been overlooked.
In the years since law school I have written and edited
countless pages of text – including articles destined for prestigious medical journals, law review articles, legal opinions, proposed legislative text, promotional documents and website content. What I saw, and what many writers and editors know, is that in order to create the best document you can, editing is essential. An independent pair of eyes can spot otherwise overlooked mistakes and provide valuable formatting suggestions. Whether you want a quick once-over to check for major grammatical or spelling errors, or a full-blown substantive re-organizational edit, I can help.
Grammar is, perhaps surprisingly, an evolving creature. It does not consist solely of static rules that you learned in junior high school – it is growing and changing with the times. As a professional editor, I stay up to date with grammatical trends and changes in grammatical conventions. My expertise in this area will help your message stay current and accessible to all.
I have experience working with writers in a variety of professions and areas, including lawyers, scientists, social scientists, and public-relations professionals. I am familiar with Chicago, AMA, and Bluebook styles and work with AMA, MLA, APA and in-house styles. My services include:
- Copy editing
- Fact checking and research
- Substantive editing
- Developmental editing
Coming from a legal background, I understand the importance of confidentiality. I will
not divulge any information without explicit , written , permission. Contract and project details are kept strictly confidential. Client testimonials are used only with written permission.