Many people struggle to captivate audiences because they are writing copy plagued by common copyediting mistakes: poor formatting, spelling and grammar errors, and poor sentence structure.
I know, because I see it, and am turned off by it, time and time again.
Spelling errors can turn away educated readers and diminish your credibility.
Poor sentence structure confuses readers.
Grammatical errors can make copy hard to read.
Take a moment and evaluate your own copy. Do you struggle with these common problems?
Let me help you.
- Correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, and word usage while preserving the author's voice and tone.
- Checking for or implementing a consistent style and format
- Checking for overall clarity
- Noting permissions needed to publish copyrighted materials
- Checking with the client regarding apparent errors or inconsistencies
Types of publications
- Newspaper and magazine articles
- Blog posts
- Academic papers and essays
- Manuscripts, both fiction and non-fiction
Why should you hire me?
For as long as I can remember I have always loved editing. It was never uncommon to find several drafts of my own academic essays riddled with red pen and proofreading marks in the recycling bin. In fact, I have never completed a paper minutes before the deadline and had to skip the editing and proofreading process. I knew it was during that process that I created my best work.
In May 2010, I graduated with a honours Bachelor of Applied arts specializing in Media Studies, Journalism from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto, Ont.
I worked for Sun Media Corporation as a summer relief reporter at various newspapers in southwestern Ontario from May to August, 2010 before accepting a reporter's position at a community newspaper in northern Alberta that September. I worked for Mackenzie Report Inc. for approximately 18 months before I was promoted to editor. It wasn't long after assuming my new role that I came to realize I had found what I would love doing for the rest of my professional life.
During my time as the editor, I worked with the other reporters on clarity and precision. I encouraged them to search for that stand-out quote or intriguing fact I knew would make their article a 'must-read.' I made a point of teaching my reporters how they could consistently write better copy – and I loved every minute of it.
When I gave birth to my second son in April 2016, I knew my life at the paper would have to change and possibly come to an end. The unpredictability that comes with being a small-town reporter/editor/photographer/newspaper delivery person didn't work with the unpredictability that comes along with having children. During my maternity leave I began working with a friend, helping her by editing and reformatting a non-fiction manuscript, and knew I wasn't ready to hang up my editor's hat just yet.
I love to sink my teeth into just about any copy. The bulk of my professional experience has been in non-fiction; however, I have recently had the opportunity to work with a couple of fiction authors. As long as the author is passionate about the topic, then I am too.
Accuracy, clarity and professionalism have always been, and will always be, what I seek to achieve in any project I have had the privilege of reading.
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