Editing

Fact: Content that’s edited well grabs attention.

Editing for a website is no different than editing for print. The goal is to attract your audience’s attention and keep it. I work one-on-one with you – and even line-by-line – until your work is clear, concise, and brimming with just the right amount of personality.

The Eloquent Word specializes in:

Proofreading

At this point, your work has already been copyedited and formatted. I am looking for spelling errors, punctuation misses, and grammar wrongs.

  • checking and correcting:
    • formatted and edited material for accuracy and typing errors
    • text and images so that they match a specified design
    • spelling and other minor mechanical errors in text

Copyediting

Copyediting is proofreading plus. This is where I hunt for awkward wording, tense problems, sentence structure issues, and overall consistency. Think of me as your writing coach.

  • checking and correcting:
    • grammar, spelling, punctuation, usage, and other mechanics of style
    • consistency of facts
    • the hierarchy of headings and subheadings
    • the placement of graphs, tables, maps, and other images
    • use of metrics or imperial systems
    • the system of citation (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc)
    • title page; contents page; list of tables, figures, and maps; acknowledgements page

Stylistic Editing

  • clarifying meaning
  • polishing language
  • line-by-line readability and flow

Structural Editing

  • assessing and helping to shape text and images in order to improve organization, content, and relevance to the intended audience
    • content imbalance
    • bias
    • language

Favourites

  • articles destined for general interest and niche magazines
  • academic journal articles (idea development; clarity)
  • lifestyle
  • food
  • drink
  • business
  • IT services

 

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