“I don’t need an editor; I use a spell-checker”.
The work of an editor involves a lot more than correcting errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
A sophisticated text checker can do that. Perhaps. Sometimes.
An editor enhances a text, giving it a consistent ‘voice’, appropriate expression, and a smooth logical flow of ideas.
A good editor makes absolutely sure that every piece is perfectly styled – and that its language and tone are suited to the form of the text, and to your specific purpose and audience.
Above all, when your work is edited professionally, your readers should still ‘hear’ your authentic voice in every sentence. Your editor simply makes sure that it is heard to best advantage.
Some of my recent editing commissions:
Full length texts:
– a family cookbook
– educational handbooks
– a publication on environmental sustainability
– music education
– reading education guide
Articles and webcopy for sites related to:
– pregnancy, birth and women’s health
– financial brokerage
– food and nutrition
– fundraising campaigns
Contact me and we can talk about how I can help you deliver your message more effectively.