I offer the following editorial services:
I will edit your manuscript to correct grammar, punctuation, usage, spelling, and other mechanics of style (for example, APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.), including in-text citations and reference lists (if applicable). I can edit in Canadian, American, or British English, using the dictionary of your choice. I will ensure consistency of mechanics and consistency of internal facts and details. If required, I will edit internal lists, tables, figures, and captions, as well as running heads. A style guide of editorial decisions will be provided. I can work on screen in Microsoft Word using Track Changes or on hard copy using standard copy editing symbols. I can perform this type of edit on non-fiction (including scholarly/academic work) or fiction.
I will read formatted page proofs and edit for minor mechanical errors, such as typos, spelling errors, and deviations from the style sheet and style guide, while checking for adherence to design. If requested, I can also check the accuracy of running heads, check page breaks, insert and check page numbers to table of contents and page references, and check and flag for location of art. Proofs can be read in isolation or against a copy edited document or previous proof to make sure all changes requested in previous stages have been made accurately. I can work on screen in Adobe Acrobat or on hard copy using standard proofreading symbols. I can perform a proofread on any type of writing.
I will produce a list of subjects, concepts, names, places, or other elements of a work. To do this, I will read and analyze a work in order to choose appropriate subjects, concepts, names, and so on to be included. I will arrange these elements alphabetically into heading and subheadings with their locators (for example, page numbers). I will use Cindex indexing software to generate the index, and I will edit the index in Microsoft Word.
I will edit your manuscript to polish and smooth the language, clarify meaning, and eliminate jargon, as well as any other mechanics of style covered in copy editing (grammar, punctuation, usage, spelling, etc.), if requested. I will also edit for flow and consistency. I can work on screen in Microsoft Word using Track Changes or on hard copy using standard editing symbols. I can perform this type of edit on non-fiction or fiction works.
For more information about each of these services, see Editors Canada’s Definitions of editorial skills.
If you have any questions, would like to discuss a project, or would like to request a quote, please Contact Me. I look forward to hearing from you!