What types of projects do you accept?
I am open to a variety of projects. My areas of expertise revolve around the social sciences, although I will consider copywriting work in adjacent fields and other areas if I am comfortable with the content. Some of my recent projects have included features on human trafficking and global nursing education.
What does your workflow look like?
Once I have a sense of the project, I usually do the following: create a preliminary outline; conduct any necessary preparatory research; complete and record interviews via phone/Skype or in person (as required for the project); revise my initial outline; transcribe and pull quotes from interviews (if needed); and compose and edit a draft.
When the draft is complete, I'll send it to you (and any other individuals as requested) for review and feedback before finalizing the piece for publication.
English Language Editing
Will my work, and our conversations, be kept confidential?
All documents and client communications are 100% confidential. Phone and video conferences are never recorded unless you request otherwise. Original and revised documents are kept in a password-protected archive and will not be shared, transmitted, or otherwise made available outside our direct communications. You’re welcome to provide portfolio samples, testimonials, or other material for publication on this site, but nothing will appear without your express permission.
Will you check for content accuracy as you edit?
My editing process focuses primarily on the quality of your writing and language. Although I will point out logical errors, inconsistent terminology, and so on, I may or may not be familiar with your content area. I don’t use fact-checking services or plagiarism checkers when revising; as such, I cannot be held accountable for work that is improperly cited or factually inaccurate. The integrity of your writing is your responsibility.
I have some questions about your revisions. Can we talk?
I believe the editing process should be interactive. When I send you a revised draft, I encourage you to ask questions, offer feedback, and suggest places where I could revise further. You’re also welcome to insert comments and questions directly into a draft; I’ll address them as comment replies throughout the document, and we can discuss any other questions via email or phone as necessary. Above all, I want you to be 100% satisfied with my work.
For whom is consulting intended?
You'll likely derive the most benefit from consultations if you have a particular project in mind so we can focus on a specific piece or style of writing. I highly recommend scheduling a complimentary phone consult to determine if consulting is right for you. That way, we can map out a plan based on your unique wants and needs.
What can I expect during our initial 30-minute phone consult?
We’ll discuss your background, your thoughts on writing (what frustrates you, what you enjoy, what you wish you could do…), and exactly how and where you’d like to improve. This information will help me to map out our work together if you decide to proceed with a consulting arrangement. The phone consult is non-binding; whether you choose to participate in consulting is up to you.
How and when do I pay for editing, copywriting, or consulting services?
I accept payments via business check, direct bank transfer, and PayPal.
Do you have a question that's not answered here? Contact me and I'll be happy to help.