Having worked with traditionally and independently published clients from across the world, I am happy to provide editorial support for ESL authors and for projects at any editorial stage. In addition to corporate documents, academic material, and web copy, my past projects include a range of manuscripts from the following genres:
• Children’s literature
• Young adult fiction
This consultation is especially useful for authors working on second or third drafts of a manuscript, as the report may shed light on issues that can be addressed during revision. Authors looking to submit to literary agencies or publishing houses may also find a manuscript consultation helpful.
A structural edit clarifies the direction of a manuscript, revealing areas that can be expanded upon or cut to improve the narrative. Authors completing a second or third draft may find a structural edit helpful, as it can provide suggestions for subsequent revisions.
A combined stylistic and copy edit can be useful for any text, including web copy, academic material, or self-published books. A thorough edit can catch errors that even the most experienced author would miss in his or her own writing.
This level of editing is useful for articles and web copy relying heavily on cited material. Fact checking may also involve verifying proper citation of sources according to established recommendations, such as the MLA, APA, or Chicago style guides.
An index is useful in academic or general nonfiction works, as it allows readers to refer to specific material in the text. If your project contains a substantial amount of original research or information, an index can provide a vital guide for students or fellow researchers.
Each of my basic editing packages includes a final proofread along with the stylistic and copy edit. I can perform this proofread on either the electronic or printed copy, depending on your intentions for the material.