Professional Editing Services

Suzanne's Professional Editing Service As a blogger, author, or small business owner, you know that error-free, polished writing is non-negotiable for credibility and ultimately, gaining more readers. When you’re serious about publishing your best work, only a professional editing service will do. I’ve been in the communications field for 20 years, and I know how to create and polish content that your audience will love reading.

Handing over the details to me lets you focus on writing and developing your unique ideas. With confidence in your final product and more time on your hands, you’ll be able to do what you do best – create!

So many of us are publishing our own ebooks, blogs, and websites, yet few of us have a trustworthy, dependable editor at our disposal. But when you work with me, you can feel confident that you’ve got this.

I’ve kept my services simple and straight-forward so that you can zoom in on what works best for you. Choose basic proofreading or in-depth content editing (or both):

Basic Proofreading

The purpose of a basic proofread is to catch surface problems before publishing. If you’re looking for a final run-through to catch these superficial errors, this is the service for you:

  • Spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax
  • Consistency in hyphenation, numerals, fonts, capitalization, and style
  • Ambiguous or factually incorrect statements
  • Word and language choice

Basic Proofreading includes one editing pass: You accept or reject changes and then return the copy to me for removal of editing marks. 

If you’re looking for more substantive edits, you can take it up a notch with content editing!

Content Editing

Content editing is the first step in a comprehensive editing process. Rather than comb through your copy for errors, we’re adding polish and clarity and improving the flow. In the end, is your copy pleasurable to read? If not, you’ll lose readers – and money. Content Editing includes checking for:

  • Words or sentences that are extraneous or overused
  • Run-on sentences
  • Passive vs. active voice
  • Redundancies from repeating the same information in different ways
  • Paragraphs or dialog that can be tightened
  • Scenes where the action is confusing or the author’s meaning is unclear due to rough transitions
  • Tonal shifts and unnatural phrasing
  • Passages that don’t read well due to bland language use
  • Confusing narrative digressions
  • Words or phrases that may clarify or enhance your meaning
  • Final check of formatting for consistency

Content Editing includes two editing passes:

  1. Initial edit. You accept or reject changes and answer my questions. Then you will return the copy to me for the second edit.
  2. Second edit. I incorporate changes or corrections into the copy and answer any questions. Then, if desired, we can move into the Basic Proofreading stage.

Why Hire Suzanne?

With over 20 years of professional writing and editing experience, I know how to deliver professional-quality content. I’m a senior-level technical writer and editor with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and I’m also a blogger with over 300 articles at workoutnirvana.com. I’ve been publishing high-quality content for years. And if you need fitness or nutrition content edited, you have at your disposal a subject matter expert, since I’m also a certified personal trainer.

I’m communicator at heart. You’ll never have to wonder about the status of your project or whether it will be on time, because we’ll stay in close touch.

“For two years Suzanne and I worked together as technical writers at Vicon Motion Systems. I started a few weeks before Suzanne, but once she came on board she quickly became the go to person for any editing issues, not just for the work we did as technical writers, but for most of the written work produced by the company. Suzanne has a deep passion for editing and ensuring that the work meets critical standards. If, in the future, I have a project that calls for a highly qualified editor, I will definitely contact Suzanne. I know any writing project she become a part of will be in good hands because of her total dedication to writing excellence.” ~ Ken Crost, Littleton, CO
“Suzanne successfully delivered high-quality documentation on schedule with each release. One thing that impressed me about Suzanne was how focused and hardworking she was. She managed to get a lot done in a short amount of time. She is a detail-oriented person who deftly manages very large documentation projects. There is no job too big for her.” ~ Arlyn Asch, San Diego, CA
“Suzanne works well under stress and has a strong work ethic, along with excellent communication skills.” ~ Carolyn Whitehouse, San Diego, CA

Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t see your question answered here, just fill out the form below and let’s chat!

Will my content remain confidential?

Absolutely. I’ve also been an online coach for three years and am systematic about maintaining confidentiality. You can trust that only I will see your content.

Will you alter my personal style or verbiage?

You retain full control over your voice, style, and chosen words. With content editing, I will suggest a word or sentence change if there is an error or inconsistency in style. But you always have the choice to reject or accept changes.

How often will I hear from you?

After we’ve determined the type of edit you need and the delivery time frame, we’ll set up a regular check-in schedule, if needed. Otherwise, you’ll hear from me when (1) your edit is completed, (2) there’s an issue to discuss, or (3) if you have a question.

What style guide do you use?

I use the Chicago Manual of Style. (If you have to meet the requirements of a different style guide, we can talk about this.)

You Deserve The Best!

You’ve got a gazillion projects and tasks on your plate already. Let me give your writing the polish and perfection it needs while you spend time on your business or writing. You’ll come away with more professional-looking content, stronger writing, and bulletproof confidence when you hit “Publish.”

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