I work with criminology and criminal justice writers to help ensure their documents are clean and ready for submission or publication. These may be anything from papers to transcripts to books.
Trust that your project is being worked on by a trained and experienced professional. With a master’s degree in crime and justice studies, I’m highly familiar with the field’s concepts and vocabulary. I’ve worked with public and private organizations, as well as independent authors, such as nonprofit directors and research analysts.
Why should you hire an editor?
Documents that are wordy, unconvincing, unclearly structured, or incohesive look unprofessional and can damage your credibility. Errors can distract and turn off the reader. You can also save time and money by outsourcing to an editor.
If you’re submitting a paper or manuscript for publication, careful editing can help prevent rejection. A large majority of papers submitted to journals are rejected before they even reach the peer-review stage, one of the top reasons being poor writing (e.g., jargon, issues with syntax and grammar, not clear and concise).
It can be tempting to edit your own work (if you have the time and resources), but did you know that spell checkers do not catch missing words, misused words, incorrect punctuation, and some misspellings, nor do they check that your writing is consistent and coherent? Do you really want to solely rely on a spell checker for such an important project? If you think hiring an editor is right for you, take a look at the services below.
I offer a fresh pair of eyes to review your project and suggestions for improvement. I first determine the level of editing needed. I then edit the manuscript thoroughly, corresponding with you throughout the process, and fix any errors so that the writing informs, engages, and inspires the target audience.
Formatting—$2.25 per source
Improves reference list’s overall layout by ensuring style guide requirements are met, missing details are added to in-text citations (based on reference list), and in-text citations are checked against reference list.
Proofreading—Starting at $0.023 (2.3 cents) per word
Word-level edit that checks for typos as well as spelling, grammar, typos, and usage errors (done as a final step to catch any lingering typos or format glitches)
Copyediting—Starting at $0.026 (2.6 cents) per word
Sentence-level edit that checks for grammar and punctuation, spelling, clarity, syntax, language usage, awkward sentence construction, paragraphing, and wordiness