Interested in varying degrees of involvement in the production of a finished work.
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Ethics professor with Doctorate and ability to author, edit, rewrite, and review books, manuscripts, essays, speeches, articles, blog posts, stories, reports, white papers, ghostwrite, 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.”
Pharmacy Practice for Technicians ~ Cengage Learning
Pocket Guide for Pharmacy Technicians ~ Cengage Learning
Comprehensive Exam Review for Pharmacy Technicians ~ Cengage Learning
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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.
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.
Full Manuscript Critique ~ Many clients start with a manuscript critique, a process in which the entire manuscript is read to get a feel for the characters, setting, overall story arc, tone and quality of writing, or any problem spots. Manuscript critique includes an evaluation report which evaluates and details problem spots, offer suggestions for improving the structure of the manuscript, and address any issues in topic presentation, character development, plot/subplots, voice and tone, writing quality, narrative style, and everything in between.
The 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.
First Chapter Critique service offers nearly all the services as a full manuscript critique, while only looking at the most important part of your book: the first chapter. This service includes an evaluation report which detail 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.
Book Synopsis Writing is requested by agents and publishers. The request is made as they consider representing your manuscript. The industry standard for a synopsis is 1 page per 50,000 words.
Manuscript Consultation and Evaluation (Critique)
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