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About Me

I’m Heidi Eliason, an experienced writer and consultant with years of experience and an affinity for getting down in the weeds. That means I am detail-oriented and nitpicky. That’s what you need in an editor, someone with a keen eye who will catch those small—and large—errors you might miss. I will give your work a thorough review and suggest corrections and improvements while keeping your voice and ideas intact.

Editing Services

There is a lot of confusion about the different types of editing services available, with multiple terms used to describe the same types of services. Here is an explanation of the editing services I offer.

Developmental Editing

Developmental editing looks at:

  • Structure
  • Content
  • Plot
  • Pacing
  • Characterization

This is where inconsistent tone or audience identification issues are addressed. In other words, the big picture stuff.

Copy Editing

Once the big picture issues have been addressed and you have a developed manuscript, I can provide the fine-tuning help you need. Copy editing is performed before typesetting a text for publication and before proofreading. There may be different levels of copy editing required, such as light, moderate, and heavy.

Copy editing includes:

  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Language
  • Inconsistencies
  • Incorrect facts

Proofreading

Proofreading is the final step in the editing process and is an essential stage of the publication process to make your work look professional. It is a last check to make sure all tiny errors are found and no new errors have been introduced from changes made during the copy editing process. Proofreading catches errors in:

  • Verb tense
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Spelling
  • Design elements (headings, numerals, etc.)

Rates

Rates vary by project depending on the type of editing services required, the size of the manuscript, and the urgency of the project. A free sample edit is provided.

For rates, availability, and other information please contact me.

 

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