Whether you need an in-depth line edit, a structural overhaul, a simple proofread, or someone to laud the best of your work, Bleeding Pen Editing is here to help you improve your writing!
Professional editors help businesses and individuals present messages that are clear, concise, and on-point. Editors examine everything from the big picture to the minute detail. They look at layout to ensure a readable text; they verify that graphics add to the message; they suggest changes to make format and font unobtrusive. Editors fine-tune complex sentences and suggest precise words to eliminate jargon and misunderstanding.
In sum, editors make readers’ and writers’ lives easier!
I offer six main editorial services:
Structural Editing (The Big Picture)
Stylistic Editing (Refinement)
Copy Editing (The Nuts & Bolts)
Proofreading (Quality Control)
Red Pen Praising (Only the Best)
Journal Formatting (Fine Details)
For more information about each service, please visit my “Editorial Services” page.
Custom services are available upon request.
The short answer: Everything!
The longer answer: I offer editing services for all types of documents, including (but not limited to): journal and book manuscripts, theses and dissertations, community newsletters, website copy, personal résumés and CVs, fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, marketing material, editorials, and internal business memos. Basically, if you’re communicating in written format, I can edit your work!
I have edited a variety of different works: conference proceedings, peer-reviewed journal articles, K-12 educational materials, large-scale international science documents, Master’s theses, PhD dissertations, and children’s books. As well, I have consulted with individuals and businesses to translate or improve their communication with personnel and clients (e.g., internal memos, instruction manuals, personnel files).
To learn more about my experience and who I am, please visit my “About” page.
I have worked with individuals and businesses from a variety of sectors, including: academia, education, arts, business, non-profit, technology, and health care. New clients are always welcome!
When someone outside your field looks at your work, they can identify areas that require clarification, less jargon, or more detail. Sometimes, we assume our readers are inside our heads; and while we think we’ve written a precise and error free argument, we’ve actually presented something quite muddled. A “non-expert” is sometimes just the reader you need!
Any individual or business that releases communications in written format can use an editor’s services to save time and money, to ensure their message is clear, to present themselves professionally (without embarrassing mistakes), and to make the most impact with their intended audience.
Oui. Bien sûr.
However, I primarily work in English, so translation services will take more time.
My rates are competitive. Professional freelance editors’ rates vary depending on the industry, the type of editing, the deadline, and an editor’s experience, amongst other factors.
For more information about industry rates, please visit Editors Canada; their page “What do Editors Charge?” provides more detail.
I accept payment through INTERAC e-Transfer and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express). Credit card payments are processed through Stripe.
I offer a small discount for payments through INTERAC e-Transfer.
I weigh several different aspects together to determine a rough estimate of how long and how intense an individual project will be. A shorter, less-complicated document will cost less than a book-length manuscript.
Yes; please contact me. I can offer students and those looking for help with their résumé / CV discounted rates.
Universities use students’ written work as a form of testing both their knowledge and ability to communicate effectively in written form. If an editor is hired to completely overhaul a student’s written work it could be argued that the work is no longer reflective of the student’s ability. For this reason, there is an ethical responsibility to obtain the academic supervisor’s permission, and clearly define the terms of the editor’s role.
For more information, please read Editors Canada’s “Guidelines for Ethical Editing of Student Texts.”
Yes, absolutely! Complete the Request a Free Quote form with as many details as possible. In your message, indicate that you aren’t sure what your manuscript needs. I’ll take a look and we can discuss the options.
Allowing someone else to read what you’ve written can be intimidating. After all, nobody likes criticism.
However, if you plan to publish your writing, you want people to read it. You want people to understand what you’ve written. You don’t want them to dismiss your article (or book, or blog post) as unintelligible, sloppy, or weak simply because of a few misused words and grammatical errors. You want me to find the inconsistencies and mistakes so you can fix them before you publish (shhhh … it’ll be our little secret).
I try to be gentle (but that doesn’t mean my “pen” won’t leave a lot of red marks behind). My goal is to offer constructive criticism—suggestions aimed at improving your work. Because I edit electronically, you always have the power to reject any changes I make or suggest. After all, this is your writing. I’m just here to help you make it better!
Every manuscript is different. As such, the length of time I need will depend on your manuscript’s length, its intended audience, the type of document, the editing service required, and whether citation or fact-checking is required, amongst other factors.
Request a free quote, and I can provide you with a more accurate answer.