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 "Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers." ~T.S. Eliot

"A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people." ~Thomas Mann

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DESCRIPTION of SERVICES

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Identify and contact content experts; solicit, consolidate, summarize, and analyze reviews of draft material; and provide directives to editors/authors based on results
  • Work one-on-one with authors to ensure completion of project objectives (i.e., schedules, manuscript specifications, etc.)
  • Prepare final manuscript for release to production

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING

  • Assess early-version manuscript to determine market appropriateness and potential
  • Line edit early-version manuscript to achieve clarity and flow and to ensure tone,  style, and level are consistent; critical information and terms are present; claims are supported; organization is logical; and concepts are fully developed
  • Analyze market and competition and make recommendations for development strategy and resource allocation

WRITING

  • Articles
  • Blogs (See my Open Salon blog for writing samples.)
  • Promotional copy
  • Ghostwriting

PROOFREADING

  • Check manuscript for spelling/typo and formatting errors, blind or against original document.
  • Familiar with APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual of style, but can follow any house style guidelines

COPYEDITING

  • Render manuscript clear, correct, concise, comprehensible, and consistent (i.e., edit to correct grammar, usage, and punctuation errors; eliminate repetitious passages and clichés; and ensure the consistency of formatting and diction).
  • Familiar with APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual of style, but can follow any house style guidelines

CONSULTING

  •  Advice for textbook publishers and authors:

         -  Industry and psychology discipline insights and trends 

          - Project analysis, feedback, and guidance

          - Referrals