[6/27/2017 – under construction]

Editing Philosophy

My editing philosophy, much like my life philosophy, is simple: my way is not the right way—it is one way. Consequently, I communicate with my clients in a manner that expresses my respect for their process without coming across as the quintessential authority on English punctuation, grammar, or style. My goal is to maintain a harmonious author-editor relationship with my clients as I help them successfully express their ideas.

What I Do

I provide editing services that are best defined by what the Editorial Freelancers Association considers to be the various types of freelance editorial work, some of which are listed here:

  • Proofreading: reading for typographical errors or for sense and query or correct errors or inconsistencies that may have escaped an editor or writer
  • Copyediting: correcting spelling, punctuation, syntax, and word usage while preserving the meaning and voice of the original text
  • Developmental Editing: working with clients to develop a manuscript from initial concept, outline, or draft; and making suggestions about content and organization

Editing Samples

The following are samples of my editing work. They are in pdf format. Each sample will have two versions: one which shows my tracked changes in MS Word, and the other is a cleaned, final version of the document.

Sample 1:

The Glass Vampire by David Page

This is a work of nonfiction. It was published using CreateSpace, an independent publishing platform. Click here to learn more about this work and the author on Amazon.com.
My tracked changes of Chapter 20:  pdf-icon
My cleaned/final version of Chapter 20:  pdf-icon (to come)

Testimonials [to come]