Editor is included in developing a book or other project from the initial concept onward, working closely with the author or client to study competing works and create a sharpened product.
Editing includes tackling structural issues such as plot flow, scene and character development, transitions, and dialogue.
Copyediting includes checking and correcting grammar, punctuation, syntax, spelling, and adherence to style guides.
Proofreading includes checking punctuation and grammatical errors introduced after copyediting, such as spelling and inconsistencies in language, style, or formatting.
Diversity reads include reading work and researching details related to the manuscript topic. As a reader, I alert the author to instances of racism, stereotypes, or cultural inaccuracies in the development of characters and the story and discuss how these can be avoided.
My expertise is in working alongside authors to retain voice and enhance the work. As an experienced publications professional whose skills include facilitating the publication process on self-publishing platforms as well as through the journal publication process, my goal is to help both beginning and veteran writers complete their best work yet and see it through to publication.
The services I provide are geared toward this purpose:
- line editing
- academic editing
- developmental editing
- ESL editing
- book editing
- STEM editing
- American English, British English, Australian English editing
- Chicago, APA, and AP style conversions
Topics for sensitivity reads in fiction or nonfiction:
- Africans, African Americans, Africans in the Diaspora
- Women, Feminism
- Racism, discrimination
- Eastern traditions, African traditions, Buddhism
- Africa, Southeast Asia
University of Massachusetts Press
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Media Arts and Literacy Institute
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