what I do
I love to edit other people's work. Language is provocative and the opportunity to delve in and help others present their best writing is valuable work. Work that I have been doing for over twenty years.
My first editing job was on a novel. My most recent, a 1500 word essay for an online publication.
Whether you send me a completed work or a chapter at a time, how I like to work best is to review your submission, make my edits and then sit (virtually) with you. I read your work aloud to you so you can hear your own words. And we discuss my edits and your intentions until we get your writing exactly the way you want it to be.
I charge $15 per page for editing and $75 per hour for our time together discussing your work and my suggested changes.
What makes me a good editor? My attention to detail along with a sensitive nature and a creative aesthetic. I recognize the beauty in words and I appreciate the lyricism in language. I look forward to working with you!