Editing

I provide a range of editing services for your report, manuscript or thesis. 

Copy Editing

Editing to ensure correctness, accuracy, consistency, and completeness. It includes

  • editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage

  • checking for consistency and continuity of mechanics and facts

  • editing tables, figures, and lists

  • developing a style sheet or following one that is provided

  • correcting or querying general information that should be checked for accuracy

Stylistic Editing

Editing to clarify meaning, ensure coherence and flow, and refine the language. It includes:

  • eliminating jargon

  • establishing or maintaining the language level appropriate for the intended audience, medium, and purpose

  • adjusting the length and structure of sentences and paragraphs

  • establishing or maintaining tone, mood, style, and authorial voice or level of formality

Structural Editing

Assessing and shaping draft material to improve its organization and content. Changes may be suggested to or drafted for the writer. Structural editing may include:

  • revising, reordering, cutting, or expanding material

  • writing original material

  • determining whether permissions are necessary for third-party material

  • recasting material that would be better presented in another form, or revising material for a different medium (such as revising print copy for web copy)

Costs for editing vary depending on the level of editing required. Please contact me to discuss the details of your project, and I can provide a more accurate estimate. 

The preceding definitions of editorial services have been modified from those provided here.