Copyediting: More than just dotting your i's and crossing your t's
I'll work with you to provide the type of editing that best fits your scholarly project. Copyediting includes checking for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors as well as adherence to writing and documentation style (e.g., Chicago and APA). The goal is to create a clean, clear document that demonstrates your best academic writing.
Developmental editing to meet your needs
This level of editing aims to improve the overall structure and writing style of a manuscript. Depending on your needs, I can provide line-by-line feedback related to organization, argument, transitions, tone, and clarity or develop a plan for revisions based on my evaluation of the work for major structural and stylistic issues.
Creating a comprehensive index
A consistent and comprehensive index can significantly enhance the quality of your project. Unlike indexing software that merely looks for word repetition, I will carefully read your text and identify the most important terms. I also provide useful and detailed cross-referencing.
Consulting for academic writers
I have worked with scholars for over a decade on how to improve the consistency and quality of their academic writing. Whether you're having trouble getting started or finishing up or you need to revive a project that has fallen to the wayside, your writing will benefit from academic writing consulting.
MargaretEdits offers a free 30-minute consultation for new clients. Contact me to get started. For strategies to improve your academic writing, check out my blog and follow MargaretEdits on Twitter.