Copyediting fixes errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, typing, and capital letters. Revision involves rewriting awkward and unclear sentences so that you end up with writing that flows well and is aesthetically pleasing to read. Proofreading means reviewing the document several times after I have completed the copyediting and revision. This last proofreading step catches things like typos and inconsistencies in editorial judgment (e.g., being consistent on capitalizing or not capitalizing the “b” on “Black,” referring to African Americans).
I have worked as a freelance editor and professional writer for 17 years, serving hundreds of graduate students, professors, postdocs, scholars, and nonprofit organizations. My credentials include an M.A. in English, an M.Ed. Degree (master’s in education), and more than 15 years of classroom-teaching experience in which I helped adults to improve their oral and written communication skills. In addition, I have written for university and Bay Area community newspapers, and I have had an article published in a national magazine.
My clients include the following: