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Editing, Proofreading, and Critique
What happens when you already have a finished product? You need someone else to look it over. Your eyes are tired of the same words staring at you on the screen. Getting a fresh set of eyes is useful to catch the smallest mistakes that you missed because your brain knows what it’s supposed to look like and can’t identify what’s wrong. I can help with a variety of services based on my experience.
There are two main types that I like to complete. Copyediting and developmental. With copyediting, you look at the technical side. Grammar, sentence structure, paragraph length. Everything related to the structure of the story. This will include track changes within your document so you can see my suggestions.
Developmental has to do with the story itself. Characters, plot, voice, the core of what you’re trying to say within the manuscript. This includes a lot of comments in the margins and maybe some track changes to offer advice on how you might improve the story, novel, essay, or any piece of work you need help with.
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Proofreading is much more basic than editing. This is most beneficial when you’re on your final draft of the product and need one last check to make sure it’s perfect. This involves me reading it over to make sure that everything that’s there is correct. I might add a comment or two of advice just to make sure you’re accomplishing what you set out to do in the piece. Mostly, it’s a final check to ensure there are no technical errors.
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Critique is related to what’s been discussed, but it’s a more in-depth analysis of the core of the story, article, blog post, what have you. When I critique something, I look for what’s good and what could be improved. No one likes looking through their work and seeing red lines and negative comments everywhere. It’s important to encourage the skills you’re already good at, while providing advice for what could be better.
This service doesn’t include making a lot of changes on my end. It’s more of a “food for thought” for you to consider how you might want to change what you’ve started, while congratulating what you did well. A great service for any stage in the writing process. Need help? Simply ask!
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