Being an Editor

Besides writing, I do a fair amount of editing and have found that I enjoy it almost as much as I do writing.

There is something about clarifying a piece of writing, while still retaining the writer’s voice and intent, that is enormously satisfying. I know from experience that a writer can read over a piece a hundred times, and still miss small errors. Even though as writers we know what we are saying, it takes a pair of new eyes to bring the piece into the beauty of the language. And a well-constructed sentence or paragraph is a thing of beauty.

I am a former English teacher, and have read through more student papers than I can count! At least now as an editor, the writers I work with are usually eager to see their writing at its best, and are not just looking for a good grade.

I have also taught many students whose first language was not English, and this is a great help with my editing. Two of my current clients are non-native English speakers. The first language of one is Farsi and the other Icelandic. I feel somewhat like a teacher as I read what they have written, and clarify the pieces into standard English.

If anyone is interested in having me edit your work, please contact me. My prices are reasonable!

Published by headywriting19

I am a writer, editor and promoter of all things relating to reading, literacy and self-expression through the written word. I love to travel and study languages. Besides English, I speak Spanish and can "get by" in French and Italian. I like to cook, hike and keep my two cats happy.

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