Who needs an editor, anyway?

The short answer is: everyone.

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The English language can be difficult to use correctly. (What an understatement!) There are so many rules, and some of those rules seem completely arbitrary. The English language is also constantly evolving. Some words don’t even mean the same thing they meant twenty years ago, and some of the rules you were taught in school have changed (or they were really just guidelines to begin with).
 

With all these details to worry about, it’s so easy to get confused and frustrated. And here’s the big problem. Typos, misused words, and awkward sentences can make a bad impression on others – both in business and in your personal life.

 


 Your work is important.

…whether it’s a short story, an academic paper, a blog post, a business proposal, or a novel.


 

  • Maybe you know you have issues with common grammar gremlins like affect and effect or there, their, and they’re
  • Maybe you’re worried that your writing, which makes perfect sense to you, might not speak to your readers in the same way. 
  • Maybe you’re looking to expand into an English-speaking market, but English isn’t your first language. 
  • Or maybe you just need a second (or third, or tenth) pair of eyes.

 

That’s where I come in.

For more about me (and why I’m so good at my job), please visit my about page.
 

Here’s what you need to know: I was born to be an editor. It’s not just a job for me; it’s an obsession. (Ask me how many times the words on this page have been revised. You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.)
 

What I’ll do for you: I will ensure that your work is grammatically correct, with impeccable spelling and punctuation, and that the content reads and flows well.
 

Those are some fancy words, aren’t they? Here’s what they really mean:
 

I can help you be a more confident writer.

I can help your writing speak for itself.

I can help you build trust and credibility with your audience.

I can help you avoid embarrassing (and sometimes expensive) errors.

I can help you save time, money, and your sanity.

 

Think of me as a quality assurance analyst for your writing.

 

Think of me also as a teammate, not an adversary. I’m an unabashed perfectionist, but I’m here to help you, not tear you down or stifle your voice. I know that writers and editors have a single, common goal: to help readers understand and enjoy what they read.
 

What you put out in the world is a reflection of you, and I want to help you shine.