Manuscript Reading and Evaluation: I provide detailed notes on the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript, along with possible solutions. I also comment on characterization, dialogue, setting, believability, research, and the writing technique, and suggest ways to develop the manuscript.
Sensitivity Reading: I read a manuscript with particular attention to evaluating the representation of identities or experiences. My areas of focus include parenting, feminism, and Italian immigrant culture.
Substantive or Structural Editing: I clarify and/or reorganize a manuscript for content and structure.
Stylistic Editing: I clarify meaning, eliminate jargon, and smooth out language. This may include checking or correcting reading level, and creating or recasting tables and/or figures.
Copy Editing: I edit for grammar, spelling, punctuation and other mechanics of style. I check for consistency of mechanics and internal consistency of facts.
Fact Checking/Reference Checking: I check accuracy of facts and/or quotes by referring to original sources used by author and/or from other sources.
Permissions Research: I research and contact copyright holders, obtaining permission for use of text and images on behalf of the author.
Proofreading: I check corrections, and read the entire proof for errors and consistency issues, and check that the type specifications were followed.
Writing: I offer my clients writing services, based on their individual needs and requirements.
Transcription: I accurately and intelligently transcribe audio or video files, for academic, corporate, or legal clients.