I’m here to take care of your editorial and indexing needs, whether it’s for your first or hundredth book (or ebook), for your company’s stand-alone or single-sourced technical support documentation, or for your new web page.
Copy Editing & Proofreading
I take a practical and flexible approach to editing and proofreading. I’m not a stickler for rules for the sake of rules, but a respecter of style, whether it’s corporate or publishing style or personal writing style. I edit as a reader of the text, with background knowledge on usage best practice, but primarily from the viewpoint of basic sense and clarity. I’ll be your second set of eyes on the text, stopping to rephrase when something makes my mind stop, stopping to correct when a typo or random extra word makes my mind stop. The idea is to improve the flow of writing for the benefit of the reader, to make their reading experience as seamless as possible.
For more details, rate information, and links to some documents I’ve worked on, visit my Editing & Proofing page.
I love reading to figure out what a book is all about—topics and subtopics—and basically indexing is about taking that often linear text and making a “map” of it based on all the most important topics and names. I can create for you a whole new way to see your book, as if from a mountaintop perspective, looking out across the vista to pick out the valleys, forested areas, deserts, and rivers across the text’s landscape.
For more details, rate information, and links to some documents I’ve worked on, visit my Book Indexing page.