Do you need an editor?
I think everyone needs an editor, but I’m an editor, so I could be biased. Every piece of writing—print and electronic—can benefit from a second pair of eyes and an objective viewpoint. Whether you’re reporting statistics, summarizing a meeting, creating a cookbook, or crafting a novel, putting words together clearly and effectively takes time and attention, and while you’re writing, you might not be thinking about those pesky details like heading hierarchy, repetition, or misplaced modifiers.
As your editor, I can focus on the nuts and bolts for you. In my role, I will strive to make the words and message clear, without sacrificing your vision or voice. We can collaborate together to refine and clarify your text. For some projects, this might involve a simple proofread, where I ask minimal (or no) queries and only tend to what needs immediate fixing. On other projects, we can work together with your rough drafts and discuss the hopes for your manuscript, to shape your ideas into concrete passages.
If you’re interested in having your work edited, please contact me. It may be appropriate for me to review a sample chapter or excerpt. We can talk about your time and budget constraints and work together to develop a plan to put your best words out there.