.02 ~ .04 cents per word
Before your work is published or shared, a final proofreading ensures there are no errors left over from or missed during the editing process.
At this stage, your piece of writing has been edited, revised, edited, and even revised some more until it’s near perfection.
Now, a different set of eyes will safeguard your credibility by scanning and marking errors even the most meticulous writer and editors can miss.
.03 ~ .05 cents per word
You have a developed draft with a well-articulated message.
Now, copy editing focuses on marking and correcting any errors related to mechanics such as spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage.
Additionally, copy editing focuses on flow, clarity, and consistency of style. Changes are made or suggested that will strengthen the writing overall.
.05 ~ .07 cents per word
Developmental editing is the first step in the professional editing adventure.
Your rough draft is understandably rough and a second set of eyes is needed to help you gauge whether the piece fulfills its intended purpose.
Another perspective, one both sensitive to the creative process and versed in the literary rules of the road, will help turn your first draft into a stronger, more impactful second draft.
.07 ~ .09 cents per word
You know what you want to say, but writing isn’t your thing.
Or, you have a jumble of ideas that could use some unjumbling.
Maybe you’re a writer but you have no time to string together the pieces before the project is due.
Or, you need compelling copy and don’t have a way with words.
Whatever the project, I can take those details, ideas, notes, and jumbles and turn them into a coherent, impactful piece of writing.
When the right words are hard to find, I can help!
As a writer, editing and proofreading have always been part of my process.
Revising, rewriting, and refining a piece of writing is not only what I love to do, but also what I do really well!
In the course of publishing my book, Eighth Winter, I had the privilege of working closely with the editors and proofreaders at Melange Books, LLC. This experience strengthened my passion for enhancing the written word through professional editing and proofreading.
In the corporate world, through a range of administrative roles, I have been responsible for writing, editing, and proofreading written communications such as job descriptions, web copy, policies, employee handbooks, newsletters, company communications, investigative documentation, training manuals, presentations, emails, and personal communications.
With a BA in social sciences and education, I have personal experience with academic writing. My education did not stop with the completion of my degree, however, as I’m a life-long learner. I continually seek to deepen my understanding of visual communication through continuing education and research.
I'm a professional proofreader, certified by Knowadays, formerly Proofreading Academy.
Polished Page, LLC exists to provide you with personalized, professional editing and proofreading services: polishing your page so YOU can Let It Shine!