Descriptions of Editorial Services
Below are the various editorial services I provide.
Developmental / project editing. Editing a project from a proposal or a draft manuscript to a final manuscript.
Substantive / structural editing. Reorganizing or clarifying the logical flow or structure of the overall work.
Stylistic editing. Clarifying meaning; eliminating jargon, buzzwords, and clichés; simplifying word usage.
Copy editing (line editing). Correcting errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and syntax.
Proofreading. Checking over page proofs: text that has been copy edited and typeset.
Indexing. Producing an alphabetical list of keywords that appear in a work.
Manuscript evaluation. Reviewing the manuscript and reporting on its quality, status, and marketability.
Copywriting for books. Writing author bios, book cover copy, book summaries/descriptions, and press releases.
Video transcription. Transcribing the audio of videos for the web and editing existing transcriptions.
For more information on editorial skills, please visit Editors Canada.
Fiction & Poetry
- Novels, novellas, and short stories (literary, science fiction, fantasy, mystery)
- Business/personal finance books
- How-to/instructional books
- Business plans
- Reports (business, medical)
- Proposals (business, grants, books)
- Letters (sales, publishing queries)
- Press releases
- Blog posts
- Website content