I liked to read from an early age, and I spent many years in school, but not all of my pursuits have been academic. I enjoy photography and considered a career as a photographer or filmmaker—but I went to law school instead. An appreciation for images and stories helps me identify ways to enliven material that is heavily didactic or expository to make it more interesting.
Why am I an Editor?
In law school I learned to “think like a lawyer” but, as an editor on the Law Review, I also learned to think like an editor. When I was ready to read something other than legal briefs and opinions, I started accepting a limited number of clients in need of assistance preparing their manuscripts for publication.
Although my primary focus has been editing books, I can provide feedback on almost anything written in the English language—websites, menus, brochures, cover letters. (Except poetry. I occasionally write poetry, but I’m no expert.)
Why do I call myself “The Impeccable Editor”?
I do my best to help my clients express themselves effectively, whether that requires reviewing website content, critiquing a novel or memoir, or correcting punctuation errors in a screenplay or query letter, and I aim for a standard of impeccability. (The word was actually applied to me by an associate, and I decided to embrace it.)
I’m not an English teacher, and I don’t know every rule of grammar. Languages evolve. But writing well matters to me. (I’m also not a robot! I don’t claim to be perfect. Even the best editors overlook errors on occasion. As with any other skill, different editors have different strengths.)
If you are looking for an ally to assist you in improving your written work, contact me at: YourWritingAlly(at)zoho(dot com) for rates and availability.