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Interested in varying degrees of involvement in the production of a finished work. Reach me at (707) 494-2696.
Ethics professor with doctorate and ability to author, edit, rewrite, and review books, manuscripts, websites, essays, speeches, articles, blogs, social media material, stories, reports, white papers, ghostwrite, digital administration, and other texts that are officially credited to another person or with attribution.
Accomplished writer, educator, proof-reading, material content on a variety of topics, scope, and academic readership levels.
“I am over the moon! I can see the light now, phew! A top-notch editor is worth their weight in solid gold, and patience with the editing process is essential. Diana is gold! She saw so many things that I couldn’t and didn’t. I would have been so mad and sad had these not come out. I am forever grateful for her picking up the phone and being on the other end. I needed an angel and found one! Thank you. ~ Jayme Cellitioci, “Wonder is My Compass.”
- Correct spelling and grammar.
- Check the logical flow of ideas.
- Check consistency of language, tone, and style.
- Check facts and figures.
- Ensure that the writer is getting the intended message across.
- Ensure that the work is readable.
- Ensure there are no obvious errors.
Pharmacy Practice for Technicians ~ Cengage Learning
Pocket Guide for Pharmacy Technicians ~ Cengage Learning
Comprehensive Exam Review for Pharmacy Technicians ~ Cengage Learning
Website Content Creation
eBook, Ghostwriting, Content Creation ~
Blog/Website Management ~ Initial SEO and maintenance posts
Proofreading is about getting rid of the cosmetic errors. It is usually the last step in the writing/editing process. It’s not meant to be comprehensive; when you are proofreading, you shouldn’t be re-working text, or re-arranging content. Proofreading is about doing a last run-through to catch surface problems with the content.
- Correct inconsistent formatting in layout, which includes margins, page numbering, italics, alignment, headers and footers, quotes, paragraphing, spacing, tabs, and fonts.
- Correct usage of language, which includes spelling (British or American English), punctuation, grammar, capitalization, abbreviations, and acronyms. Attribution
Copy Editing is about improving style, formatting, and accuracy. Copy editing is about making sure there aren’t inconsistencies, and that the style flows well — in addition to being grammatically correct. There are different levels of copy editing: light, medium, and heavy.
- Light copy editing might consist of double-checking accuracy and taking care of most grammatical issues.
- Medium copy editing includes heavier lifting, such as correcting flow and re-working some of the text.
- With heavy copy editing, the editor might re-structure some paragraphs, or heavily correct style, flow, and grammar.
Content Editing the work is much more intensive. You might need to add things that were left out, or re-write sections of content. This takes copy editing to the next level, and can include some level of content creation along with making corrections.
Manuscript critique process addresses issues that a first-time reader may find too vague, off topic, unclear and inconsistent. Manuscript recommendations for the next steps if it needs proofreading or line editing.
This process does not include editing or ghostwriting.
Critique details problem spots, offer suggestions for improving the structure of the manuscript, and address any issues in character development, plot/subplots, tone and voice, quality of writing, and everything in between. This process does not include any editing or ghostwriting.
Blurb Writing known as the “back cover description” of any book, tells readers what your story or non-fiction work is about, drawing them in and encouraging them to buy the book. This critical aspect of any book’s marketing plan converts potential readers into buyers. This is the hook for your book and can be used for many purposes.
Query Letter Writing is the pitch or first contact between the author and a potential publisher or agent. A concise and effective query letters introduces you and your manuscript. It improves the opportunities to secure a publisher or agent interest.
If your document or content is clunky to read, I can help you produce more readable pages.
Manuscript Consultation and Evaluation (Critique)
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