Welcome to Editing by Dawn the home of professional editing services. So what exactly comes with editing services? Who would need professional editing services? What does an editor do anyway? Read on to find out more.
What does an editor do?
An editor is one of the final professionals that review documents such as book manuscripts, resumes, dissertations, or advertisement copy before final publication.
The editor will check and correct any errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, consistency, capitalization, and several other writing technicalities regarding accents, signs, numbers, and fonts. Essentially, editors serve to refine written material by carefully reviewing for inaccuracies and typographical flaws.
An editor may also work as a proofreader, but the professions are not necessarily interchangeable. Read this article to find out more about proofreading.
Why professional editing services?
There are many instances where editing services are essential. At Editing by Dawn, I cater to a specific subset of individuals who need my services including students, businesses, and individuals. Other editors may work exclusively with authors needing help with book manuscripts or scientists with medical articles.
Be it a novel, a medical paper, a grant proposal, a resume, or any other type of document, if it is to be published for public consumption, a final review by an editor is imperative. Taking the risk to rush to publication without working with an editor can lead to a lot of headaches and embarrassment as a result of sloppy copy.
When to seek out professional editing services
Websites like Grammarly can help writers begin the editing process. However, these sites cannot replace the expertise of a professional editor.
Let’s take a look at some instances where professional editing services become an invaluable tool for ultimate success.
Novelists and authors craft the stories that we love to read on our Kindle or in good old-fashioned paper books. However, before we get to enjoy those stories, they first have to go under the careful eye of a professional editor. Professional editing services for authors help with various aspects of fiction editing including word choice, plot development and, overall structure.
Working as a team, the editor and author work together to make sure that the material is consistent, flows effortlessly, and most importantly, is free of any typos or grammatical errors. The end result is a book or novel that immediately draws you into the story without being distracted by plot inconsistencies, typos, or grammatical errors.
Every day more and more business websites are popping up on the internet and they are some of the top consumers of web content providers like copywriters and editors. The question is why?
It’s one thing to set up a business website, with products and contact information. However, websites need much more than this to attract and retain customers or clients. Businesses can enhance the marketing value of their websites by providing informative articles for visitors that can help them with the problem that brought them to the website in the first place. For example, a contractor’s website may offer blog posts about the materials used for various types of construction projects.
Many business owners may be great at sales but find writing marketing content for their website challenging. This is the point where they can seek out professional editing services by working with an editor. Businesses may write their own copy and use the editor to spruce up or improve their material before uploading it to their website.
Let’s face it, the American Educational System has failed our students and this is evident in the number of college students who are routinely placed in remedial courses whether they need it or not. Upon registration for college, students are assessed to see whether they can pursue college-level education or need further remedial ELA and Math education.
Even if they are able to pass these tests, some students struggle with collegiate writing standards. Additionally, many college students are ESL (English as a Second Language) who may experience difficulty crafting grammatically correct essays and other written classroom assignments.
Both cohorts of students greatly benefit from working with a professional editor or proofreader to help bring their writing skills to the next level and ensuring passing grades.
Yes, even everyday people can benefit from professional editing services. From a job-seeker needing to brush up their resume, or a non-profit Executive Director who needs help writing grant proposals, to an older person going back to college and needs help crafting an engaging personal statement.
Let’s take a closer look at an example of an everyday person who can work with an editor. We have Sandra a job-seeker who needs help with writing a winning cover letter. She has the requisite skills and experience but has difficulty translating this fact into her cover letter and/or resume.
By working with an editor Sandra can effectively tailor her skills to closely match the job description thereby boosting her chances of getting that first interview.
Job seekers represent a small fraction of consumers who rely on the services of editors. Editing is truly an essential universal service for businesses, students, and individuals.
How to find professional editing services
After completing the final edits for your document, it’s time for an editor to review and refine your work. Where do you start? Fortunately, there is an editor for every writer, whether a novelist, a student, a blogger, or a job-seeker, and it’s relatively easy to find professional editing services by doing a quick Google search.
You can also search freelancer sites like Upwork and Fivver to find an editor who offers the services you need. At Editing by Dawn, I provide both proofreading and editing services.
Do you need professional editing services?
Well, you’ve come to the right place! I specialize in providing professional copy editing services for clients from all walks of life.
I especially enjoy working with private clients, students, and entrepreneurs. Check out my testimonials page to see what my clients are saying about me and my services.
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