The services listed on this page are for the following:
fiction and non-fiction books • journals • magazines • business documents • newsletters • brochures • environmental and wildlife-related articles • tutoring
This is perfect for those of you who know what you want to write, but don't know how to write it. You come up with the topic, ideas, and sources, and I will write it in the tone, style, and format of your choice--if you are not sure what tone, style, or format you want to achieve, I can help with that too. I have written everything from government documents such as sections of Environmental Impact Reports, to scientific articles, persuasive essays, historical accounts, research papers, and even humorous narratives. To make the most of this service, combine it with the research service (see below).
This service is suited for those of you who have never had your work reviewed or edited by another set of eyes. With this service, I will check for proper grammar, spelling, punctuation and other mechanics of style. This can also include checking consistency of mechanics such as art and photo alignment, header spacing, uniform margins, etc...
If you know what you want to say, but don't know how to do it with style, this is a great service for you. Through stylistic editing, I will take what you have written and make sure your voice comes through in a clear, concise, and distinctive manner. I will adjust your writing so that it has the proper tone and remove distracting jargon. This way you are left with a much cleaner and more readable version of your work.
Substantive & structural editing
Sometimes you might find it hard to arrange your writing in a logical manner. With my substantive editing, also known as structural editing, I will arrange your writing so that it flows and makes sense to your reader. This way your story or information is conveyed in orderly or chronological fashion.
If you are a non-fiction writer and want to make sure all your facts are correct, I am here to help. As a fact checker, I will conduct quick and accurate research to determine the veracity of your work.
I will create an alphabetical list of names, places, subjects and concepts that appear in your work. For best results, we will work together to create an index of appropriate content and length.
Proofing is the last stage of the editorial process before publication. If your work is compiled and ready to go, but hasn't yet been proofed, it is wise to have one final read through from an objective outsider. While proofing your work, I will check all elements for accuracy and consistency, including headers, page numbers, page breaks, appropriate placement of tables, photography, artwork, and more. I will also do a final check for any grammatical, spelling, mechanics, and structural errors that may have been overlooked.
Compiling & formatting
If you have writing in multiple places and documents, but want to combine it into one cohesive work this is a perfect option for you. All you have to do is provide all the necessary documents, give me a general idea of what flow or message you are looking for and I will do the rest. I will combine all the relevant documents, edit down anything you don't want, and format the final product.
For those of you who are already avid writers or authors, but simply don't have the time or patience to type your work, this service is perfect for you. Perhaps you love filling notebooks with your whimsical tales, scribbling down your brilliant ideas on anything from a post-it note to a napkin, or simply you prefer tape recording your memoirs. No matter what your situation, if you don't have the time or ability to type your work in a clean, readable, electronic format, let me do the tedious work for you.
(Please Note: this service works best in addition to a writing service)
If you have a great idea for an article, journal, blog, or anything else that suits your fancy, but don't have the time or skills to properly research your subject, let me help you. I have experience researching an array of subjects and understand what to look for to ensure sources are accurate and pertinent. Additionally, if you need your sources listed in a particular format or style (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago Style Guide) I can do that too--or if you prefer to learn how to do it yourself, I can guide you through the process.
If you are a student, a parent of a student, or someone who is struggling with English and writing, please contact me regarding my tutoring service. This service will work best if you are in the Los Angeles area and can meet with me in person. However, email and skype make long-distance tutoring a possibility as well.
If you are an author and need a personal website, or you are thinking about starting a blog, I can help you. Learn more here.
The World of Internet Editing & Writing
Thanks to the wonderful worldwide web, editing through internet communication is possible. This is a fast, efficient approach to an editing or writing relationship. Although we may never meet, you can rest assured that your work is in good hands and a solid product will be returned in a timely fashion. I take my work very seriously and perform with the highest standards of integrity and quality. I have worked with people from all over the world over the internet, including collaborating with 110 international authors and photographers for my book, No More Endlings, researching and writing an article on animal self-medication behavior with a London-based pharmacist, and I have worked with a Canadian-based producer, as a Co-Director of Grants and Funding for a new children's environmental series. Despite the distance, I have managed to create wonderful working relationships and products without any face-to-face contact. Wherever you are, I look forward to working with you!
|No More Endlings: Saving Species One Story at a Time | Allison Hegan||
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