How I Edit
There’s something immensely satisfying to me about pointing out (written) errors. Correcting a tense change, fixing an inconsistency, changing around the syntax so that the correct version of “comprise” is used … this is my happy place. I’m not one of those silently judgmental grammarians, however. I promise to never correct you or any of your work unless you’ve hired me to!
As a recovering perfectionist, I am slowly coming to terms with the fact that we’re all human and we all make mistakes. When I make my copyedits, proofreader’s marks, and queries, I always deliver them in the most diplomatic way possible. As a result, my clients report that I find the nit-picky stuff that no one else found after multiple rounds of review.
What I’ve Edited
I've edited materials ranging from tweets to grant applications, web copy, catalogs, print programs, annual reports, conference abstracts, and more. Here are a few examples of the prettier items. (Most of what I edit happens in track changes in Microsoft Word, which doesn’t make for the most glamorous website sample.)