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Contact Joel at (206) 351-4724 or email@example.com.
Quote of the Day: “It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.” — Robert Southey
What makes me different? I get along really well with my clients because I have their best interests at heart and they know it. I respect their vision and objectives, and work hard to bring out the best in what they have produced. My aim is always to preserve the author's authentic voice and meaning. I have an exceptionally broad and deep knowledge of subject matter, literary and cultural allusions, vocabulary, dialect, and colloquial variations. I have an outstanding feel for correct language that will make your writing smoother and easier to read. I will enhance your creative efforts and challenge you to write your best.
Attract and hold the attention of your readers I have more than thirty years' experience helping individuals, businesses, and organizations communicate effectively. Whether you're preparing to submit your first novel to a publisher, or just need a final set of eyes to look over your newsletter before sending it to customers, I will make sure that your writing is as clear, concise, accurate, and readable as it can be.
I have clients all across the United States and around the world who come to me for the following services.
Fees and productivity My fees are based on an hourly rate of $25. Depending on whether the text needs light, medium, or heavy editing, I work through about 800 to 3000 words per hour, with a broad overall average of about 1250 words per hour. Contact me at (206) 351-4724 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free sample edit and a more accurate estimate of total time and fees. I typically work with Microsoft Word ".doc" or ".docx" files and use Word's Track Changes tool so you can compare my suggested changes to your original draft and accept or reject them as you feel is best.
The most important advice you will get from any publisher, agent, writers workshop, or submissions manager is to have your work edited. Take this essential step by contacting me today at (206) 351-4724 or email@example.com.
“If you’re going to self-publish your book, the worst way to try to save money is by not hiring a professional copy editor. Copyediting is a specialized and refined skill—to use a medical analogy, only a fool would self-diagnose and self-medicate in an emergency. The goal is to produce a book that is as good as, or better, than a book from a large traditional publisher. You cannot do this without a professional copy editor.” – Guy Kawasaki