Editing Services

“Clean Copy and Clear Communication”

  • memoirs and non-fiction manuscripts
  • web copy and WordPress sites
  • newsletters, reports, and manuals
  • academic papers and letters

Editing services are included in all book packages. For other editing work, I charge by the hour, and will give you an estimate after viewing your material and discussing it with you.

I edit to professional standards, as defined by the Editors’ Association of Canada, and to Chicago Manual of Style, APA, MLA, or Canadian Press specifications, as required. For books, I prepare manuscripts to meet the requirements for published books, as specified in the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, in conjunction with Editing Canadian English, 3rd edition, and The Canadian Style: A Guide to Writing and Editing.

Editing services include:

Structural Editing

assessing and shaping the material to improve its organization and content

Stylistic Editing

editing to clarify meaning, improve flow, and smooth language

Copy Editing

editing to ensure correctness, consistency, accuracy, and completeness

Proofreading

examining material after layout to correct errors in textual and visual elements

In other words, I will ensure your text is well-written, error free, and meets professional and Canadian standards for publication.


The definitions above are from:
Meeting Professional Editorial Standards: Exercises, Solutions, Discussion. Toronto: Editors' Association of Canada/Association CanadienneDes Réviseurs, 2010. Print.