Substantive or Structural Editing​

Clarifying and/or reorganizing a manuscript for content and structure.

Image of a book
  • Need help making sure your report, article, or proposal makes a strong argument or tells a clear story? 

  • Want someone to make sure your content follows the format prescribed by the receiving body?

  • Need help determining how best to present your material? For example, is some better presented as a table or figure?

Stylistic Editing​

Clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, smoothing language and other non-mechanical line-by-line editing.

Image of a quill pen
  • Need help making sure your paragraphs and sentences are smooth and easy to read?

  • Need a native English speaker to check your writing before you submit to a publisher?

  • Need help establishing a consistent voice or tone after writing by committee?

Copy Editing​

Checking grammar, spelling, punctuation and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and internal consistency of facts; marking head levels and approximate placement of art; notifying designer of any unusual production requirements.

Image of a computer screen
  • Need someone to make sure your copy is clean and error-free?

  • Need a fresh set of eyes to check your text before it goes out?

  • Need someone to make sure your copy follows a consistent style?


Reading proofs (layout) of an edited manuscript.

  • Need to make sure your content and layout are clean and error-free?

  • Need a last check before publication, submission, or distribution?

Other Services
I can also help with plain language editing, rewriting, formatting, table/graph editing, and more.

Source: Editors Canada, Definitions of Editorial Skills.