As an editor, I am your reader’s advocate. My priority is to make sure your words make sense to your reader.

I approach each manuscript by questioning everything and assuming nothing. Depending on the level of editing required, I ask myself:

  • Can the reader follow my author’s train of thought?
  • Will this paragraph make sense to someone who isn’t an expert in this subject area?
  • Is this passage too long? Too short?
  • Do the headings help with the structure or do they interrupt the flow?
  • Is everything spelled correctly?
  • Are the images appropriate?
  • Does the layout work?

I edit on-screen in Word, do PDF mark-up in Acrobat, and am proficient in WriteRap.

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth brings a high degree of professionalism to every project. Her attention to detail in her editing and her understanding of guidelines makes her an invaluable member of a team. She is a bulldog in meeting schedules and always a problem solver. Elizabeth is always top of my list when staffing new projects. I know the project will be in great hands.

  Melanie Myers, President, Clarity Content Services