Writing and Editing Services
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I show up for writing or editing equipped with a keen desire to help, with native US English that's founded on solid skills and wielded with imagination and original thinking. I also bring editorial experience, helpful writing tools and a deep, intuitive sense of language.
In popular prose, I tend to follow the advice of Wordsworth, to use the realistic language of everyday people — admitting all the contractions, neologisms, slang, regional color, common acronyms, and so on. When needed, I write or edit in the academic style that helped me graduate with high honors from one of the more prestigious American universities where you can double-major in English and Psychology.
I can help you with writing in any or all of the following ways:
Narrative Writing — Adept in both fiction and nonfiction, I also learned to produce creative nonfiction, the new category that applies fiction tropes, techniques, and treatments to factual narrative. This style brings reportage to life on the page more vividly than ever before. Whatever you want to communicate, I can write it well.
Ghostwriting — Everyone is an expert in something but not everyone knows how to write well in US English. I can rewrite anything that you relate to me in a textual draft or in a voice recording. Then your memoir or other project reads like the language of a highly competent author who knows what you know. Your thoughts can take wing with clarity, style, and grace.
Editing Your Prose — Either fiction or non-fiction, I'll help you take your writing to the next level in a specific piece. Beyond corrections, we can also seize opportunities to improve that prose structure and writing style. I offer all the editing forms: copy- line- and developmental editing.
Coaching or Tutoring — One of the hardest parts of writing is seeing where you need to improve and knowing how to do it. After reading and analysing your work, I suggest improvements that you can apply across the board in all you write. This is having your own, private writing tutor to help you see learning opportunities, take advantage of them and improve your writing performance.
Website Copy or Blogging — Skilled in writing for the Internet, I've not only learned to use the web, I've been a digital native for more than two-thirds of my life. As a design engineer, I helped develop super-powerful servers that host the Internet around the world. I've built this website and several others, including writing all the text copy. Please contact me to access some writing samples. Or read from my blogs on this website. I can walk you through the answers to all your questions on how to start a popular blog and make money with a blog online.
Book Cover Design and Marketing Copy – a former client who is a professional Graphic Designer once said I have a special knack for representing the value of something in visual symbology. I founded a boutique marketing agency and provided marketing and copywriting for business clients. I apply these design and marketing skills in composing a book cover visually and also writing tag lines and marketing copy. Let me wrap your book in glory.
Getting Published — I specialize in helping you to improve your chances of being published traditionally (by a commercial publisher) by writing as bestselling authors write. If you've had a hard time with finding a literary agent to represent you or if everything you submit directly to editors gets rejected, even with flawless prose, we can work on improving your writing's commercial appeal. The aspects of writing that best-sells are known and you can learn and apply them. Let me support you and provide practical help.
Self-Publishing — I've self-published three books on my own and learned how to do this with minimal hassle, effort, and cost but it's still complex and demanding. Self-publishing that achieves professional quality on a shoestring requires special knowledge and great attention to detail. I can do it for you or help you learn-by-doing it for yourself.
My fees are typical and customary for the industry. I will often be able to quote a job in bulk, providing a single, all-inclusive figure for a whole project in a written agreement.
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