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New York - NY
Meticulous Copyeditor/Proofreader with a love of language and accuracy wants to copyedit, line edit, or proofread your work, from the simplest to the most complex assignment. I will maximize your credibility by eliminating inadvertent errors (grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation), check for internal consistency, and be alert not only to the details but to the coherence, flow, and clarity of your text as a whole. The goal is a watertight ship that can sail with grace and power.
My dual career in business and as an award-winning poet/writer has attuned me to many styles, from the straightforward message of corporate communications to the resonating eloquence of art criticism. Your voice is paramount to me, and I will edit to enhance it.
My work as a freelance copyeditor has ranged from annual art catalogues, fiction, memoir, and poetry collections to academic books and the research papers of two biologists for whom English is a second language. For twenty years on the staff of a printing trade newspaper, I proofread and copyedited the entire weekly issue from editorial pages through hundreds of ads. As a wide-ranging reader of poetry and a practicing poet myself, I can give a nuanced appraisal of your poetry manuscript.
As a writer, my work includes a poetry collection and chapbook, a co-written novel and musical play, and two natural history children's books, all published/produced. I welcome the opportunity to give your work the same rigorous attention I give my own.