Whether you need developmental, content, or copy editing—or even basic proofreading—the process begins by discussing the particularities of your project. I will tailor my efforts to where you are and where you want to go. Depending on the form of your project, my feedback will consider some or all of the following:
Consistency of voice
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My editorial experience spans genres—from fiction, memoir, and literary criticism to business books and corporate materials in the health-care, hospitality, banking, transportation, and agricultural fields. Whatever the topic and form, the same guiding editorial questions apply: What's your message? What's your voice? Who's your audience?
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Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. Both are very hard work. Writing something is almost as hard as making a table. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood. Both are full of tricks and techniques. Basically very little magic and a lot of hard work are involved.
—Gabriel García Márquez in an interview with Peter H. Stone,
The Paris Review (no. 82), 1981