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I've been an editor of various types. Some editorial situations call for revising or even rewriting the copy to make it succinct, organized and well-stated. Other times, it's also necessary to put the text into the publisher's voice. Yet other jobs require the Editor to retain the voice of the author, perhaps one among many contributors, while still doing everything else an editor should. A Developmental Editor considers a manuscript from every angle, returning it to the author with recommendations for improving it and/or areas of exploration. And then there are times that the editor "merely" suggests changes and/or additions to the author, who can take the advice or leave it. I've done this for the newsletters and blogs of Edge Studio, a volunteer ski club (including cajoling its members to contribute), a small bank, video producers, and others. For more information about developmental and copy editing, please write me or call 718-577-0005 during New York business hours.
I'm an editor at Wikipedia, and have made hundreds of edits and contributions, ranging from Radio Advertising and the Eames Lounge Chair to Paul Newman's racing career and Talk Like a Pirate Day. It's fun, but requires attention to detail. Let's talk about it.
Suggestion: also search my portfolio for "editing."
Click for a list showing these and other clients I've done work for in this area.And to learn more, see my full resume or call me at 718-577-0005 during business hours.