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Hire me to check the details

Copyediting is about paying attention to a lot of detail—and most people have no patience for that.

So if you have a piece of writing and want someone to look at all the details that you know you might have skipped and need double-checking, you need someone like me.

Projects like these have a lot of details to keep track of:

  • A recipe or a whole cookbook, where there are lots of measurements and ordered steps
  • A how-to article on any topic in general
  • Infographics and maps, where tiny amounts of text are placed in strategic places and are that much more important

Of course, if your “detail” concern is consistency, then you need a copy editor for any type of writing. Contact me here or through LinkedIn.


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Fun infographics

I like a good infographic, and this is an interesting one about the satiety of food (by Column Five for Massive Health). This type of project would be a joy to research, write, edit and proofread, as well as design.

Hunger-Pangs-Final

The piece seems suitably researched, but keep in mind that infographics simplify things on purpose to a certain extent. I always look to see if good sources were used, if the data is accurately represented, etc., some of the things I’d double-check as an editor. (Just look at the examples The Guardian gives here of some particularly bad infographics.)