What are you looking for?
Line Editing: “I wrote this, and it’s a great idea, but I think my grammar needs some help.”
I can polish your prose to a pristine sheen, wrangle your sentence structure into proper position, and shift your punctuation into place. Not sure what a fragment is? No worries! Hate placing commas? No big deal. I can line edit your words so they use English the way it is intended for $3 page (double-spaced, 12 point font, roughly 300-400 words).
Content Review: “I have this great idea, but I’m not sure about the details.”
Do you need another pair of eyes to give some honest feedback? I can read for continuity errors (Didn’t Jane have blonde hair last chapter?), flow (This part really seems to drag here), dialogue (“I can’t tell who is talking!”), and overall organization (Maybe this point should be before this other point?). For $1 page (double-spaced, 12 point font, roughly 300-400 words), I can give you the outside perspective you’ve been lacking. I know those words are perfect inside your head. Let me help you make them perfect for everyone else as well!
Format Therapy: “I know this is supposed to be MLA, but did I do it right?”
Do APA and MLA format make your head hurt? Are your citations in the right format? What should a level three heading in APA really look like? Does your Table of Contents even match your sections? The finer points of formatting are often a source of frustration for writers. I get it–you spend your time and energy creating! Who wants to stop to learn the intricacies of some alphabet-soup formatting style? Luckily, I am steeped in MLA and APA format. For $1 page (double-spaced, 12 point font, roughly 300-400 words), I can make sure your document meets all of the requirements from margins and headers to in-text citations and References/Works Cited Pages.
Dissertations: “Please make this pretty so that my committee approves it!”
I’ve been there. I know your pain. And hopefully, I can ease some of it! Graduate level academic papers can seem like the end of the world (and on some level, they are–the end of your career as a student and the beginning of new things!). I still offer the same services listed above, but if you’re just looking for line editing and formatting, I offer both for $3 page (including all pages from cover to References/Works Cited). I will need your program’s writing guidelines, if your school uses specific rules.
Resumes: “I have this one, but I think it needs some tweaking.”
With all of the automation happening in the job market today, it’s important to have a resume that stands out from the crowd, something that will pass through the resume software on Monster and actually get in front of a decision maker. For $100, I create resumes based on a phone interview–typical conversations take about a half hour. I also write cover letters that let potential employers know who you are as an individual, as someone who is more than a list of previous jobs–cover letters are also $100.
Random words in need of tweaking: “I wrote this. Help.”
Do you have something else that needs proofreading? Let me know what you’re looking for, and we can figure something out. My job is to make your words do what you want them to do while following the conventions of standard English.
Proofreading is really important. Watch this video with Taylor Mali to see why: