What is it that makes a piece of writing sing? In my eyes, it’s editing, and that is the heart of Artful Words.
Editing involves developing a deep understanding of your writing – its rhythm, its purpose and its poetry. It’s about finding the meaning in your message and making sure it gets expressed successfully. An adept editor can envision the scope of your project, propose new directions, help you begin and continue, straighten your structure, unravel your language, smooth out grammatical glitches, and guide you to the publication of your creation, all while honouring your unique voice as an author.
It can transform your writing from good to great.
There are several levels of editing and I am pleased to offer each of these at Artful Words. I can assist you with developmental editing in the early stages of your venture, helping you plan the shape and course it will take.Once you have a decent draft, I can engage in some structural editing of your document, which turns a jumbled bundle of words into a polished piece of prose that is elegant, orderly and appropriate for its purpose.
Finally, when your manuscript is all assembled and arranged, it’s ready for copyediting. This process focuses on correcting errors to produce a document that is accurate, articulate and quite simply pleasure to read.
If you’re in need of editing expertise, please contact me and we can discuss the details of your document. I will need to see some sample pages to determine the level and extent of editing required, and to provide you with a quote for the work. After that, the magic happens.
I believe everyone can benefit from working with an editor – including editors themselves. If you’ve ever felt enriched, enchanted or inspired when reading and wished for your own words to achieve that effect on others, you’ll understand the value of careful, respectful and artful editing.