asajj ventress. My own light sabers are designed to cut away clutter, confusion, and chaos.

asajj ventress. My own light sabers are designed to cut away clutter, confusion, and chaos.

One of my favorite longtime clients calls what I do "magicizing." Years ago, after hiring me to do some editing and writing, he would carefully compare his original piece with my edited version. After a few weeks of doing this, he finally declared, "I can't figure out what you do, exactly, but it's always so much better!"

Do you need a similar dusting of magic? Check out all the ways I can help (follow links to see samples, or go to my portfolio):

Proofreading

This is sooooo very different from editing. Editing and proofreading are separate art forms, and they cannot be done simultaneously. (Ask me how I know.) Editing concerns sentence structure, content, meaning, and consistency. Proofreading is a final check (an important one!) for grammar, spelling, and other small eff-ups. My proofreading, like my editing, is transparent--it's your writing, but without all the mistakes you never saw because you were wearing your Writer hat. (BTW: Run away if someone calls themselves an editor, but all they do is give your doc a glance over, run it through a spell-checker program, and give it the all-clear. As we all know by now from epic struggles with smart phone auto-correct disasters, there's still no substitute for an [intelligent] human brain that can put context into play.)