Editorial Services

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)
  • Poetry


  • A stack of booksBiographies/memoirs
  • Business/personal finance books
  • How-to/instructional books
  • Business plans
  • Reports (business, medical)
  • Proposals (business, grants, books)
  • Letters (sales, publishing queries)
  • Brochures
  • Newsletters
  • Press releases
  • Essays
  • Articles
  • Blog posts
  • Website content