Editing and Proofreading
I will review your document or manuscript and make it the best version of itself that it can be. My job is to make sure that your message is clear, concise and without spelling or grammatical errors, so your audience can focus on the message.
The words we write may be clear in our own mind, however, it may not be as clear to your audience as you would like or even as you believe it is. This is where an editor can help you.
Over the course of many years, I’ve proofread and edited many different kinds of manuscripts and documents, from PhD theses, novels, user manuals, short stories, academic journal articles, even board game manuals! For every manuscript, I consider your message or story, your target audience and how well the two align.
While tools like Grammarly are great (I use it myself), it can’t understand what your words actually mean. It might be able to parse the sentence “the cat, white and resplendent, sat upon the mat,” but it can’t visualize the effort involved in vacuuming after it! Automated tools are just that – tools, not the solution.
I work with people from all over the world thanks to the Internet. It doesn’t matter where you are, or what your story is, be it a technical document, a novel or a manual. What matters is telling your story in the best way for your audience, and that is where I can help.
This is a list of the most recent jobs I have worked on.
|Glen Hughes||“Castle of Isolot – Book 3” young reader novel|
|Michele Castle||Edit and proofread upcoming Feng Shui book|
|Glen Hughes||“Castle of Isolot – Book 2” young reader novel|
|Anton Tikhomorov||Crypto/Blockchain website copywriting|
|Jess White||Edit and improve business articles|
We have worked with Jane now multiple times and have been extremely happy with her professionalism and communication. Would highly recommend! – Glen Hughes, 2dabble
Awesome job! – David Stone, Doozy Dice
Jane did a great job editing both of the versions of the book for me, had to get pages inserted and fonts changed. Was kind enough to take multiple suggestions from me (there were a quite a few might I add). Will def. recommend Jane for editing needs! – Beastio
Very happy with work done, was easy, efficient and would use again. – Michele Castle
Jane is a super writer! Very professional with great communication skills. She does perfect writing and has good expertise on the subject. Would hire her again. – Anton Tikhomorov
Jane was extremely professional right from the start of the job. She was open and honest in her feedback and get communication was of the highest level. Recommend highly! – Glen Hughes, 2dabble
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