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Writing

Writing -- the creation of original content based on notes or an outline you provide, or from research and interviews I conduct for you.

  • Articles
  • Blog Posts
  • Non-fiction
  • News, features or sports

Rewriting -- Taking a rough draft of a manuscript and adding, deleting or reorganizing content to create a new draft.

Newsletters or Magazines -- Hand me the project, and I'll see it through from beginning to end. I will write and edit the content, find or create corresponding graphics, and design the pages. You will get a completed newsletter ready to print or publish online.

Ghostwriting -- If you're an expert in your field with no writing background, I will put your ideas on paper for you. You will be credited as the author.

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Editing

Developmental editing of fiction -- This focuses on the main elements of the story, such as characterization, plot, setting, pacing and point of view. You'll receive comments in the text itself, and an editorial letter giving overall suggestions. Grammar and spelling are not the focus of the edit, but I will mark those errors I see.

Through my master's work in genre fiction, I am confident in editing all genres. However, I am most familiar with reader expectations of the romance genre and therefore specialize in romance developmental editing (all heat levels and sub-genres except inspirational). Unfortunately, I can't edit horror, or I would never sleep again.

Substantive editing of non-fiction -- This heavy edit of a document looks at overall organization, clarity, accuracy and presentation of the material. You will get comments and queries in the text itself, as well as an editorial letter with overall suggestions. I may note corrections to grammar and spelling, but they are not the primary focus of the edit.

Copy editing (or line editing) -- This is a word-by-word edit corrects spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, word choice and consistency of style. I edit using the Chicago Manual of Style or the AP Stylebook.

Comprehensive Edit -- Includes both developmental/substantive editing and copy editing, and it may be done over several drafts.

My prices are within the standard ranges of the Editorial Freelance Association, and I maintain the ethics detailed in their Code of Fair Practice, which can be found here.

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Graphic Design

Graphic Design -- Combining typography and graphic elements into a visual representation of your message that will appeal to and communicate with your audience.

I specialize in static images that will be printed or displayed on a screen. Some examples include:

  • Book covers
  • Logos and identity systems (including business cards)
  • Swag (postcards, bookmarks, etc.)
  • Flyers
  • Slides
  • Programs
  • Posters
  • Banners
  • T-shirts
  • Page design (such as newsletters or magazines)

Photo editing or manipulation -- May include removing a background, merging two pictures, correcting color or exposure, or adding type or graphical elements to a photo.

Project management -- Taking your design through the next stage to have it printed.

Please note -- I am best at taking elements and putting them together to create your meaning. I am not a graphic artist and do not create original artwork. I also do not specialize in website design or video editing.

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