The work we do together really depends on you.Our process will be shaped according to what you’re working on (or hoping to produce), and your goals for it. My specialty is helping you clarify, organize and communicate your ideas, while making sure we retain your unique voice. This can take lots of forms. Sometimes, I prepare questions to ask a client, so that I can make a piece of writing that perfectly suits their purpose. Other times, I am more of a sidekick who offers editorial suggestions and feedback.
We could do very well together if you are…
putting together a website, pamphlet or e-book for your business.
writing a speech or drafting your wedding vows.
working on an application (to school, for a grant, etc.) or a thesis.
ready to get to work on an important project, and not sure where to start.
You are bursting at the seams with great ideas, and I can help you communicate them to your reader in the best way possible. Basically, I want to find what’s great about you (or your project or subject), and make it shine!
In the early or middle stages of the writing process, I support by asking lots of questions — I work with the writing to open it up, rather than closing it down. I am awesome at spotting the threads between your ideas, or suggesting ways for you to discover those connections yourself. If you just need finishing touches and a fresh set of eyes, I offer succinct suggestions for grammar, organization and continuity. That being said, I believe that, because each piece of writing is unique, each writing process should be customized. In general, my services fall into three categories: editing, copywriting, & consulting.