How can WatchWord Editing help you?
There are different kinds of editing and a variety of terms used to describe them. Whatever editing path you choose, I am concerned about maintaining your ideas, your voice, and your style. Before choosing the best editing route for your project, we'll check out the options together to determine which best suits your needs.
Light to Medium Copy Editing focuses on consistency and on correcting outright errors in spelling and grammar.
Heavy Copy Editing covers all the elements of a light or medium edit; in addition, it focuses on adding clarity and coherence to your writing. It can include any or all of the following:
Developmental Editing for Nonfiction focuses on the larger picture. In a developmental edit, among other things, we point out areas needing more development, suggest helpful reorganization of existing material, and note jargon that should be eliminated or explained. We pay special attention to how your piece fits your intended audience.
Developmental Editing for Fiction also focuses on the larger picture. A developmental edit for fiction will include comments on elements such as plot development, characters, dialogue, point of view, and pace.
Note: A developmental edit is most effective when done after the author has revised his or her work at least once and before a copy edit.
Line Editing (Substantive Editing)
What Clients Say About WatchWord Editing:
“Lisa did a masterful job helping me revise my short story. Her careful proofreading caught several minor errors…but I was especially impressed with her in-depth reading…her precisely worded questions and clear suggestions. Lisa explained her reasons for each of her comments, and she was open to discussing any and all changes as we went through the editing and revision process.”
Sheila Kelly Welch, author/illustrator
“Working with Lisa on our AVID Student Handbook was one of the most beneficial things we did [when revising the document]. With her support, our Handbook is a publication we are proud of. Lisa asks sound questions and understands the big picture. She is extremely thorough.”
AVID Tutor Coordinator
Freeport, Illinois School District