How I can help you

So, how could I, the-freelance-editor, help you?  Well, that’s a good question; and the answer is, it depends . . .

Do you write fiction? nonfiction?  Whether you write novels, short stories, mysteries, romances, or historical fiction; general nonfiction, textbooks, or biographies; or screen plays—for adults or young adults or children, I can assist with

  • reviewing and correcting word choice, spelling, punctuation, grammar, and parallelism;
  • pointing out and questioning problems with consistency, organization and logic, readability and clarity, flow and transitions, and agreement between elements;
  • determining and adjusting (as necessary) reading level and vocabulary;
  • enriching your characters, settings, and plots (when relevant, of course);
  • collecting and organizing resources for background research and fact-checking;
  • proofing for text alignment, word division, line breaks and page breaks, page citations, header and footer formatting, and general page appearance;
  • editing copy for summaries, bio pages, and blurbs;
  • creating tables of contents, indexes, and reference lists;
  • editing promotional materials, including Web pages; and
  • any combination of possiblilties, including ghostwriting . . . Just ask!

Do you publish a newsletter or a magazine?  If you are a publisher, I could assist with

  • developing production timelines and schedules, identifying author and reviewer subteams, and applying instructional design techniques;
  • reviewing and correcting word choice, spelling, punctuation, grammar, agreement and parallelism in articles;
  • pointing out and questioning problems with consistency, organization and logic, readability and clarity, flow and transitions, and agreement between elements;
  • determining and adjusting (as necessary) reading level and vocabulary;
  • collecting and organizing resources for background research and fact-checking;
  • proofing for text alignment, word division, line breaks and page breaks, page citations, header and footer formatting, and general page appearance;
  • originating copy for summaries, bio pages, and blurbs;
  • creating tables of contents, indexes, and reference lists;
  • editing promotional materials, including Web pages;
  • correlating print publications with electronic outlets (transferring print content to CD-rom or Web sites); and
  • any combination of possiblilties, including ghostwriting . . .

Do you want to pass on your life lessons and your memories?  If you want to write your own family history or biography, I can assist with

  • categorizing family notes and genealogical research;
  • organizing information into a logical flow and deciding what sidebars and types and pieces of artwork are appropriate;
  • planning and discussing objectives with appropriate parties;
  • applying consistent use of colloquialisms, regional speech patterns and vocabulary terms, and era-appropriate slang;
  • researching partial memories and questionable “stories” (as well as fact-checking where needed);
  • (for self-publishers) proofing for text alignment, word division, line breaks and page breaks, page citations, header and footer formatting, and general page appearance;
  • creating acknowledgments, tables of contents, indexes, and reference lists;
  • transferring print publications and other documents and research to Web sites, if desired; and
  • combining any variety of possiblilties . . .

Do you have your own business?  If so—whether you are a home-based business or a small business that simply cannot justify the expense of employing an editor or a larger business or corporation that needs an extra editorial eye or organizational hand once in a while—I can assist you with

  • creating procedure manuals and policy statements;
  • originating and publishing newsletters for staff or clients;
  • reviewing form letters;
  • writing copy for brochures and other collateral, including Web pages;
  • creating questionnaires and surveys;
  • creating consistent and helpful signage;
  • reviewing scripts for audiovisual training modules; and
  • any combination of other possiblilties, depending on your mission and circumstance . . .

Do you run a restaurant?  If you run a restaurant, I might assist with

  • creating procedure manuals;
  • originating and publishing newsletters;
  • reviewing menu text;
  • writing copy for brochures and other collateral, including Web pages and updates for social media sites;
  • creating questionnaires and surveys;
  • creating consistent and helpful signage;
  • reviewing scripts for audiovisual training modules; and
  • (almost) any variety of other possiblilties!

Do you create the types of publications (including signage) that are specific to a museum?  Museums have very specific needs, and my experience could easily help you with

  • developing story lines for exhibits, then label copy, tour scripts, and educational materials;
  • creating docent manuals and training manuals;
  • creating visitor guides and gallery notes for both adult and younger audiences (as well as foreign, Spanish-speaking visitors, if needed);
  • originating and publishing newsletters and other publications for audiences of all ages and reading levels;
  • writing copy for brochures, catalogs, and other collateral, including Web pages;
  • creating questionnaires and surveys;
  • developing instructional and developmental materials for children’s activities;
  • creating consistent and helpful signage;
  • reviewing scripts for audiovisual programs; and
  • any combination of other possiblilties, depending on your location, mission and audience . . .

Do you operate a theatre?  If you work for a theater, I could assist with

  • developing program copy such as show notes, historical comments, cast and crew biographies, and acknowledgment lists;
  • writing copy for newsletters, brochures, and other collateral, including Web pages;
  • creating questionnaires and surveys;
  • creating consistent and helpful signage;
  • reviewing text for press releases and other promotional materials; and
  • any combination of other possiblilties, depending on your goals and objectives . . .

Are you an educator?  Whether you educate children, young adults, or adults, I could assist with

  • creating word puzzles (crosswords and “word finds”), activity sheets, guided reading worksheets, review questions, and other activities based on current studies;
  • developing content and publication ideas for scrapbooks, story and poetry collections, student scripts, and educational materials;
  • suggesting essay prompts;
  • writing and editing copy for Web pages;
  • creating questionnaires and surveys;
  • collecting and organizing resources for educational programs and research activities; and
  • any combination of other possiblilties, depending on your goals, objectives, mission, and curiculum and the ages and skills involved.

Now that you’ve seen how a freelance editor can help you and your projects, get in touch. My estimates are nonbinding and honored for up to sixty days. Plus, you get to keep and use the sample edit whether we work together or not! What do you have to lose?

 

If you still have questions or concerns after exploring our site
or  if you’re ready to see about getting your complimentary sample edit
and an estimated rate and schedule, contact me today.