What is editing?
Copy editing - editing for correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage; consistency in the mechanics of style (abbreviations, spelling, capitalization, documentation, quotations, headings, numbers, formatting) and adherence to publisher's style sheet; accuracy in facts; and completeness (check that missing elements and citations are supplied).
Stylistic editing - line-by-line editing to clarify meaning; express your message more concisely; improve sentence structure and word choice for greater clarity; reorder sentences for greater coherence; ensure logical connections and remove jargon.
Substantive or Structural editing - reorganization of content and structure.
Indexing - careful reading and analysis of book's content to determine key concepts and how they relate to one another will lead to creation of back-of-book index for your readers' reference.
Proofreading - careful comparison between manuscript copy and page proofs, marking and correcting any typographical or formatting errors introduced during typesetting.
Academic papers & essays
Disciplines & Specialties
Literature, modern & ancient
Grammar & linguistics
Religion and theology
Classics, Middle Ages, Renaissance
Latin & Greek
Electronic/online editing using MS Word Track Changes function and Adobe Acrobat Tools & Comment features allows me to collaborate easily and remotely with anyone anywhere in the world.
Translation & Language Instruction
Spanish, Italian, Latin to English translation.
Italian and Spanish lessons in preparation for travel.
Workshops or seminars for schools, cultural societies, or associations on the history of manuscripts and book production (complement to Ontario curriculum); the ancient world; Latin and the Romance languages; education in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
The Last 10 Books I've Read
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
The Light between Oceans by E.L. Stedman
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence