Services

The type of editing or writing coach services you need depends on your desired outcomes. Here is a brief guide to my services for each with a full description of each below:

  • For a careful review of the overall structure of your manuscript, the logic of your presentation of argument and evidence, and guidance on ensuring that your manuscript follows the conventions of the field in which you are writing, please see Structural Editing Services.

  • For a line-by-line analysis of your manuscript that addresses your use of style, language, and tone as well as any issues with syntax, repetition or redundancy, please see Line Editing Services.

  • For a check and correction of the grammar, spelling, and punctuation of your document as well as formatting for consistency and/or to meet stylesheet* conventions, please see Copyediting Services

  • For support in successfully completing a large writing project, increasing your productivity, or meeting ongoing writing deadlines, please see Writing Coach Services: General.

  • For assistance in overcoming writer's block, procrastination, or a lack of confidence in your ability to write well, please see Writing Coach Services: Motivation.

  • For tutoring to address specific writing issues or receive formal instruction in writing for high school, college, graduate school or the professions, please see Writing Coach Services: Tutoring.      

 

 

Structural Editing Services

Services are based on an hourly rate and include the following:

  • a free assessment of your manuscript and initial 30-minute consultation;

  • a careful reading and edit of your entire manuscript that focuses on;

    • the clarity of your main thesis and its rationale,

    • the logic of your arguments and presentation of evidence,

    • the thoroughness of your presentation of content,

    • how well your tone and style match the conventions of the field in which you are writing,

    • the pacing and flow of your overall manuscript,   ​​

  • comments within the manuscript which address all of the above as well as; 

    • suggestions for alternative sequencing or organization that could improve your manuscript,

    • suggestions for correcting areas of the manuscript that appear unclear,

  • a detailed report that addresses each section or chapter of your manuscript with further suggestions for revision and, if applicable, improving the potential for publishability. 

 
 
Line Editing Services

Services are based on an hourly rate and include the following:

  • a free assessment of your manuscript and initial 30-minute consultation;

  • a line-by-line reading and edit of your entire manuscript that includes detailed marginal feedback and suggested corrections for;

    • syntax issues,​

    • major grammatical issues (i.e., run-on sentences, comma splices, and subject-verb disagreement),

    • repetitive use of words or phrases,

    • the pacing or flow of your specific sections;

  • a check for the smoothness and clarity of transitions;​

  • a check for the power and meaning of each sentence to ensure that your ideas are presented clearly and compellingly, including suggestions for condensing sentences and/or modifying language; 

  • a 1-2 page assessment of your manuscript as a whole, including specific suggestions for ways to make your writing even stronger.

Copyediting Services

Services are based on an hourly rate and include the following:

  • a free assessment of your manuscript and initial 30-minute consultation;

  • a careful reading and edit of your entire manuscript with corrections for grammar, spelling, and punctuation;

  • formatting of your manuscript, citations, and references to match journal or stylesheet requirements;*checks and corrections for consistency in spelling, hyphenation, and capitalization across your entire manuscript;

  • checks and corrections for consistency across tables, figures, headings, and subheadings, etc.;

  • noting of any areas of the manuscript that are unclear; and

  • noting of any areas of the manuscript that are in need of fact-checking or additional documentation.

*I have full mastery of the Chicago author-date, American Psychological Association, and American Sociological Association stylesheets and good, working knowledge of the Associated Press, Chicago notes and bibliography, Harvard-Sage, and American Medical Association stylesheets. In addition, I am well-versed in learning other stylesheets and journal requirements quickly, having copyedited articles for journals across the social sciences, medicine, humanities, and arts.

 
Writing Coach Services: General

Services are based on an hourly rate and include the following:

  • a free assessment of your coaching needs, including an initial 30-minute consultation;

  • working with you to develop a writing schedule to successfully meet deadlines for specific or ongoing writing projects; 

  • working with you on specific organization and time management techniques to aid you in developing a regular writing practice;    

  • regular in-person or videoconference meetings (schedule tailored to your specific needs) to ensure progress and accountability; and

  • structural, line, and/or copyediting services as needed and at a discounted rate.

 

Disclaimer: Coaching does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders or physical disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10). Coaching is not to be used as a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, medical treatment or other professional advice by legal, medical or other qualified professionals. It is the client’s exclusive responsibility to seek such independent professional guidance as needed. 

 
Writing Coaching Services: Motivational

Services are based on an hourly rate and include the following:

  • a free assessment of your coaching needs, including an initial 30-minute consultation;

  • working with you to assess and address the specific causes of your procrastination or writer's block;

  • working with you to use specific motivational techniques to aid you in developing a regular writing practice; 

  • working with you developing a progressive writing schedule to successfully develop daily writing habits and maintain motivation; 

  • working with you on specific organization and time management techniques to aid you in developing a regular writing practice and manage procrastination;    

  • regular in-person or videoconference meetings (schedule tailored to your specific needs) to provide motivation and ensure progress; and

  • structural, line, and/or copyediting services as needed and at a discounted rate.

Disclaimer: Coaching does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders or physical disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10). Coaching is not to be used as a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, medical treatment or other professional advice by legal, medical or other qualified professionals. It is the client’s exclusive responsibility to seek such independent professional guidance as needed. 

 
Writing Coach Services: Tutoring

Services are based on an hourly rate and include the following:

  • a free assessment of your specific tutoring needs, including an initial 30-minute consultation;

  • exercises to assist you with specific writing, grammar, or mechanics issues;

  • regular in-person or videoconference meetings to address your specific writing needs and track progress including;   

    • guidance on specific writing tasks to ensure that you are successful in meeting expected requirements,

    • guidance for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) writers on the areas of United States and British English that are particularly challenging,  

    • discussion and feedback regarding your progress on specific writing issues, and

  • structural, line, and/or copyediting services as needed and at a discounted rate. Please note that I do not provide these services for school assignments for reasons of ethics and integrity. 

Disclaimer: Coaching does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders or physical disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10). Coaching is not to be used as a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, medical treatment or other professional advice by legal, medical or other qualified professionals. It is the client’s exclusive responsibility to seek such independent professional guidance as needed. 

 

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