A skilled editor strengthens your writing by making it concise, focused, and engaging.
Most authors that I work with know their topic inside and out, and they’ve read their drafts over and over. But it’s easy to lose objectivity when you are so engrossed in your work, isn’t it? Your paper becomes marred by murky passages where you know what you want to say but can’t get it quite right.
A talented editor will pull you out of the weeds by finding gaps in your logic or points that need clarification. I help academics at all career stages clarify their writing goals and move their projects forward, including:
- Peer-reviewed journal articles
- Nonfiction monographs and edited volumes
- Book chapters
- Book proposals
- Materials for promotion/tenure review
- Feature articles
- Blog posts
Academic Editing Services
While most of the scholars I work with request advanced editing, sometimes what you need is a quick proofread or copyedit.
Advanced editing: I use several skillsets to provide extensive edits for language, style, and context. My advanced Latin skills help me find and correct grammar and word-use errors, while my background in the social sciences allows me to quickly grasp new concepts and put them in context.
Copyediting: Reviewing grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and for internal consistency of facts.
Proofreading: Checking final document for minor, mechanical errors and for adherence to house formatting style.
References/Citations editing: Adapting citations and references to the publisher’s preferred style.
To get started, I offer free 30-minute consultations to discuss your work and expectations and to share my process and fees. I’ll then send an estimate for us to agree on before I begin the work. All edits are tracked so you can readily accept or reject my suggestions.
In addition to the number of words, I assess the level of changes needed at the sentence level and the number of in-depth comments needed to improve the project’s logic, flow, or overall organization. On average, advanced editing projects range from 9 to 15 cents per word. Please get in touch by email or submit project details in the contact form for an estimate.