According to Stephen King, "To write is human, to edit is divine." He also said, "The editor is always right." I’m not about to argue with Stephen King – and neither should you!
As a copy-editor, my job is to take existing text (copy) and refine it. I will edit any existing, non-specialist copy, for authors, businesses and individuals. For example:
- manuscripts for self-publishing authors (fiction and non-fiction)*
- press releases
- articles and editorial
- web content
- brochure, marketing or advertisement copy
- basically, if it has words, and you think it could sound better, I can help
We will have an initial conversation so that I fully understand your expectations, and crucially, how you need the final text to sound and what job it has to do. The resulting copy will still be your own work, but it will be the very best version of itself.
*NOTE TO AUTHORS: When you trust me with your words, I'll make a promise to NEVER unsettle your characters, disrupt your narrative, or in any way muddy the atmosphere that you’ve worked so hard to create.