I'm an editor with academic literacy and a dedication to clear communication. I also have a science degree.
Martin, Shane and Maxie Bai. "Gender and the Emergence of Plain Mennonite Parochial School Teachers." Ontario Mennonite History, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2012, pp. 3-9.
Substantive editing, or structural editing, is the first step in the editing process and focuses on the argument, narrative, content, organization, and structure of the text. (Description adapted from the EAC website.)
Stylistic editing, or line editing, focuses on readability and clarity of your language. Here, I attend to the non-mechanical aspects of your writing like how smoothly it reads. I would also highlight run-on sentences, word choice issues, shifts in tone, repetition, problematic phrasing, eliminate jargon, etc.
This step is particularly useful for writers and translators just getting comfortable writing in English.
Copy editing corrects syntax, punctuation, grammar, spelling, and other mechanical aspects of writing. This step cleans up your writing and ensures that it adheres to style expectations. (Rules of spelling and punctuation, for example, can differ between British, Canadian, and American styles.)
all types of copy edits: fiction, non-fiction, articles, monographs/books, essays, conference papers, dissertations, and theses for print, online, and self-publication.
archaeology, ancient history, biography, biology, business, Canadian literature, chemistry, children’s literature, criticism, critical race studies, communications, cultural studies, Dalit literature, development, East Asian studies, ecology, education, English as a second language, environmental studies, evolution, experimental writing, fiction, film studies, gender, genetics, geography, health, healthcare, history, humanities, identity, intersectionality, Indigenous studies, Japanese studies, journalism, Korean studies, literature, literary theory, medicine, memoir, Mennonite history, mental health, natural sciences, non-fiction, nursing, nutrition, physiology, poetry, psychology, religious studies, representation, sex (and gender), science fiction and fantasy, small business, social and political thought, South Asian literature (in English), Sufism, translations, young adult literature.
To get things started, please send a request for quote. All estimates are calculated on a by-project basis and are determined by an hour edit of your work. The sample edit will then be returned to you with the estimate. Quotes may be hourly or based on the project.
Send five to ten pages in a Word document to email@example.com. (Ten pages is ideal.)
Include the following information in the email:
MA Humanities/York University
Politics of Writing and Translation, Literary Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Identity and Language, North American and Asian Literature (MRP incomplete)
Honours Bachelor of Arts, English Literature/McMaster University
Diploma of East Asian Studies/Korea University
Bachelor of Science/McMaster University