Editorial services

***Please note I am not currently accepting freelance editing projects.***


I partner with science and technology communicators during the final stages of content creation. My clients are businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies in the life sciences, health, the environment, and technology.

You’ve decided on the story and key messages, written and organized the content, and completed any revisions addressing big-picture issues. That’s where I come in. I shape and polish the content at the micro level to get it ready for publication.

I draw on several types of editing in my editorial toolkit: line editing, copyediting, and proofreadingIf you aren’t sure which type of edit you need, that’s okay. I customize the level of edit for each project. 

I do not offer original writing as part of my services. 

Let me help you get your content out the door!

Line Editing

Line editing, also known as “stylistic editing,” improves language, clarity, coherence, and flow at the sentence and paragraph level. It occurs after the author has finished writing and organizing the content. Line editing is sometimes combined with copyediting.

Line editing includes:

  • Standardizing language level for the audience, publication channel, and goal
  • Maintaining consistency of tone, mood, style, and voice
  • Rewriting sentences for clarity of meaning
  • Improving sentence and paragraph transitions
  • Rephrasing awkward constructions
  • Eliminating redundancy and wordiness
  • Revising jargon and clichés
  • Editing for inclusive language


Copyediting fixes mechanical issues at the sentence and word level to ensure clarity, coherence, consistency, and correctness. It occurs after all major content additions and rewrites are complete and before the design stage begins.

Copyediting includes:

  • Correcting errors in grammar, spelling, and usage
  • Ensuring consistency in punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, and the treatment of numbers and proper nouns
  • Reviewing elements such as tables, charts, and artwork
  • Editing for inclusive language
  • Checking sequencing of all parts
  • Applying the preferred style guide
  • Creating a style sheet (for longer projects)


Proofreading is the final review of the content before publication. It takes place after the copyediting and design stages are complete. Any editorial corrections at this stage should be minor.

Proofreading includes:

  • Checking text for errors or style inconsistencies
  • Reviewing formatting and layout
  • Checking hyperlinks, navigation, and metadata (for web content)

What do I edit?

All written communications can benefit from an editor. The type of content I work with includes, but is not limited to:

  • Articles
  • Blog posts
  • Business documents
  • Case studies
  • Content marketing
  • Ebooks
  • Event collateral
  • Fact sheets
  • Fundraising communications
  • Grants
  • Guides
  • Handbooks
  • Infographics
  • Marketing materials
  • Newsletters
  • Policy briefs
  • Presentations
  • Proposals
  • Publications
  • Reports
  • Research briefs
  • Training materials
  • Website content
  • White papers

Style guides

I have experience with several major editorial style guides:

I can also follow your house style guide.


Each project is different. Fees vary depending on the writing quality, project and topic complexity, communication time, turnaround time, and other factors.

After I understand your needs and review the content to be edited, I will create a customized project estimate.


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