Writing Services, Editing Services, and Social Media Management
I offer a variety of writing services that help agencies, organizations, and professionals find the right words to tell their story.
Services include; blog writing, advertising copy, proposal writing, technical specs, speeches, print articles, and pretty much any other content services you can think of. There is no word project too big or too small. Check my writing services page for more detail.
Editing services can be broken down into three categories; Critique Services, CopyEditing, and Proofreading:
My overall assessment of your manuscript will address plot and character development strengths and weaknesses. I will point out areas where improvement is needed and offer general suggestions. This is an annotated, in-depth look at all your major components. My specialty is fiction, but I do critique nonfiction manuscripts as well, and also have editors who work with me who specialize in nonfiction project development and critiques.
If you are not sure you would like a full manuscript critique, consider having just the first ten to fifty pages critiqued, to get a feel for what type of feedback you will receive.
If a story is well-structured and the characters are properly motivated, if the writing has a proper balance between showing and telling, it may be time for a manuscript copy edit. This kind of revision looks at words and sentences and paragraphs.
Are there undue repetitions? Has the writer used strong verbs? Overused adverbs? Are speaker attributions clear and necessary? Is there variety in the sentence construction? Are paragraph breaks in appropriate places for the pace of the story? These issues and more are addressed in a manuscript copy edit.
*For a more substantive content edit (Plot issues, POV problems, pacing, conflict/tension, inconsistencies and repetition, etc.) please contact me for current availability and pricing.
**For fiction mentoring (techniques, scene structure, character development, etc.) please contact me for pricing.
Proofreading services can be done as standalone, or as a twofold service: first the copyedit, followed by a proofread (after final changes are made by the author).
- Spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors
- Incorrectly structured sentences
- Letter, sentence, and paragraph spacing
- Misspelled words
- Manuscript formatting
- Typographical errors
Once services are contracted, an estimated 50% of payment is due at the start of the editing work. The balance will be due at completion. See my Rates page for more information.
Check my Editing Services page for more detail.
Digital Content/ Marketing / Web Development / Social Media
I have been a consultant in both agency and corporate environments providing digital content and marketing direction. I also provide this as a freelance consultant service as needed to agencies, companies, and professionals who are looking to build in-house capabilities.
I also have savvy social media marketing skills that include content strategy, direction & front end web development. I possess a strong ability to work with teams and multi-task projects under tight deadlines in agile environments. And, I’m a mindful and creative person with a great eye for detail and an affinity to integrate tactical, holistic and customer-centric thinking into every marketing decision.
In recent experience, I have provided various agencies, companies & professionals with marketing, digital media, and overall communications strategies, including hands-on development of blog content, campaign execution, front-end web design & development, & various communications services. I have developed and executed overall marketing & communications strategies including content, digital integration, SEO, analytics, advertising (Print, radio PPC), asset design, and social community management objectives.
Brands that I’ve worked with include:
Longo’s, Grocery Gateway, Biore, Jergens, Felix Global, Public Mobile, ENJO, CMHA (York Region) Levitt-Safety, Roltek International, Metroland Media, HWDSB, The Bridal Guide Magazine, Royal LePage, RE/MAX & UCDA.
Lesser known abilities
- walk your dog,
- buy your groceries,
- give you massages (PG-rated only, of course, and I don’t touch feet),
- build you a deck,
- teach you new cuss words,
- pour concrete,
- punch bees (no bees are actually harmed during the punching process),
- mow your lawn,
- taste-test meals sent from your enemies,
- plant your garden,
- build you a Lego village,
- change the oil in your car,
- sing you to sleep (although my fees for that one are particularly steep),
- alphabetize your canned goods,
- yell at your children (I’m highly skilled at this),
- blow up balloons,
- Internet-stalk client competitors (or your ex’s new partner)