Non-Fiction Editing

You’ve spent a lot of your precious time and maybe a bit of money on your digital presence. You might have hired professionals such as web designers or graphic artists to perfect your image in the virtual world. But just as important as all the eye candy is clearly written, flawless content that has received the careful attention of a professional editor. One study conducted in the UK revealed that 59 per cent of Britons would not use a company that had obvious grammatical or spelling mistakes on its website or marketing material.

Nevertheless, you might still wonder why you need an editor. Simply put, it’s extremely difficult to thoroughly check your own work (and if you’re interested in the neuroscience on why, check out this article). You might think, can’t I just have my friend/spouse/co-worker read over it? That’s better than nothing, but would those people do tasks such as making sure the spelling of an unusual name is correct, and consistent throughout the text? Or would they do the math for any figures you’ve cited to make sure that everything adds up correctly? Probably not –but an editor does all of those, and much, much more.

If you’re hesitant to hire a professional editor, maybe you have bad memories of a super-strict English teach who bled all over your writing in red ink. I have one word for you–relax. I specialize in working with people whose primary focus is not writing. I can tailor your feedback to exactly the level of detail you want. Some people just want their text to be fixed–and I can do that. Others want to see every correction and understand the reason for the edits so that they can improve. I can do that too –and that actually is my preference, because I love to help writers grow! I also pledge that I will collaborate closely with you to preserve your unique voice throughout all your work. You’re the author, so you have the final say–I’m merely your guide, coach, and cheerleader.  

Finally, you want to know how much this is going to cost. It’s true that good editing does not come cheap. You may see bargain-basement prices on some freelancing websites out there, but how can you be sure of those editors’ qualifications? Most importantly, are they native speakers of English? That may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised. The good news is that virtually all well-qualified editors have sliding scales for their rates, taking into account many variables such as the length of the text, the extent of the necessary revisions, and time sensitivity–that is, whether or not it’s a rush job.

So here is a no-obligation offer for you! Use the form below to request a FREE sample edit of up to 500 words of your writing. It can be website copy, a blog post, an excerpt from a book –anything. I will promptly return the completed sample edit to you, along with a quote on a rate.

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