I have gravitated towards reading and writing as a craft since a small child, where I harbored an interest in typography, handwriting and detail, deciphering the world through creative venues such as photo-documenting and storytelling. I have my own methods of working, yet I often refer to already-existing standards, reliable guides and online sources to validate many editorial decisions.
Depending on your goal, I am able to write either subjectively or objectively, and I work well in-and-amongst varied parameters and multiple genres (e.g. fiction, non-fiction, hybrids, criticism, formal reportage, pop journalism, grant writing, as well as corporate, print & web copy, technical and ghost writing). As an editor, I will check and double-check your submissions both for grammatical and factual accuracy. Also, I will provide an improved master proof by your deadline and ensure that the final text or project is more coherent and a desired indicator of your intentions. All assignments will be completed with punctuality and excellence in mind.
In addition, I offer professional and personalized assistance, with emphasis on curatorial organization, publishing and management. I am qualified to teach specific arts & humanities subjects to students of ranging levels—secondary, high school and university—for both individuals and groups, and I provide private academic mentorship to both advanced and at-risk pupils.
Developmental and substantive editing, copyediting, proofreading and fact-checking are categorized as such:
- » Smaller Projects (1-5 pages, double spaced)
- » Larger Projects (5+ pages, double spaced)
A standard hourly rate applies for smaller projects.
Clients are charged per 1,500 characters for larger projects.
1,500 characters is approx. 1 page; 1 page is approx. 500 words.
- » Full Edit (including some rewriting): 1-2 pages per hour
- » Medium Edit: 4-6 pages per hour
- » Light Edit (document skim, spelling, grammar, punctuation, consistency, completeness): 8-10 pages per hour
- » Final / Production Edit: 20+ pages per hour
A standard hourly rate applies to all writing projects (omit ghost writing and re-writing, where rates are determined case by case). Rates will reflect the nature of the writing assignment.
Educational services are also estimated according to a standard hourly rate. Rates are based on the number of people per session (individuals vs. groups)—as well as the subject, level of advancement and complexity of the material. Teaching, tutoring, information sessions and workshops are available for:
- » Writing / Editing
- » Publishing (Conventional, Green, Self-, Vanity)
- » The English Language
- - Beginning / Intermediate / Advanced Conversation
- - Composition
- - Grammar
- » ACT / SAT / Collegiate Test Preparation
- » Public Speaking / Debate
- » Knowledge Building (Research Strategies, Theory and Practice)
- » Liberal Arts Topics (e.g. Contemporary Literature, Cinema Studies, Poetics)
Rates are determined case by case regarding:
- » Curating
- » Project Management
- » Public Relations
- » Research
- » Fundraising / Grant Writing
- » Corporate Identity
- » Book Proposals
- » Book Design / Layout / Typesetting
- » Technical Aid (ISBN / Barcode / Library of Congress Registration)
I will treat your project or objective as if it were my own—with respect, sensitivity and consideration. Your decision to work with me is yours, and my decision to satisfy your demands is mine. Your satisfaction is my priority, and I will strive to provide you with a superior finished product to suit your specific goal and / or publication needs. I cannot promise that my aesthetic and editorial preferences will match all others, yet I can ensure authentic, high-quality services, based on my specific knowledge, background and experience.
All information shared will never be disclosed to another individual or organization, unless required by law or if necessary when providing my services.
A fiscal estimate will be given upon request.
For tight deadlines, the estimate will reflect rushed circumstances.
Estimates may include additional material and / or transportation costs (if applicable).
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