Editing

Fact: Content that’s well edited 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. Rosemary works 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.

So, what makes up editing services?

Proofreading

At this point, your work has already been copy edited and formatted. Rosemary is 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

Copy Editing

Copy editing is proofreading plus. This is where Rosemary hunts for awkward wording, tense problems, sentence structure issues, and overall consistency. Think of her as your writing coach. She will suggest changes, but you can choose to accept or reject them.

  • 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

Clients

2018 GlobalTill POS System, vision documents and sales brochures

2017 Steam Showers Inc, Amazon branded pages

2017 Range Hoods Inc, Amazon branded pages

2016 Doctoral thesis in Department of Education at University of Windsor

2016 Government of Canada Initiative, The Canada 150 Project

2015 Documentary film project, Healing Decency

2014 E-book, Your Journey To Wellness

2004 – 2015 Quench Magazine