Blue Flower Editing

Economics

Economics

 
Economics.jpg

My focus for economics clients is on creating high-quality documents ready for submission or publication. Trust that your project is being worked on by a trained and experienced professional.

With a bachelor’s degree in economics, I’m highly familiar with the field’s concepts and vocabulary. I’ve worked with CEOs, PhD candidates, and postdocs, as well as public and private organizations, such as the Journal of Financial Economics and Economic Policy Institute.

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).

Sure, you can try to self-edit, but most likely you’re too familiar with the project to notice mistakes. Spell checkers don’t catch missing words, misused words, punctuation and grammar errors, or some misspellings. For example, they cannot distinguish between "uniformed investors" and "uninformed investors" and will permit errors such as "homogenous" for "homogeneous.” These programs also don’t check that your writing is clear and coherent.

Editing services

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 document thoroughly, corresponding with you throughout the process, and fix any errors so that the writing informs, engages, and inspires the target audience.

Standalone services (Customizable packages available)

ProofreadingStarting at $0.020 (2.0 cents) per word (includes two rounds of editing)
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 and format glitches).

CopyeditingStarting at $0.025 (2.5 cents) per word (includes two rounds of editing)
Sentence-level edit that checks for grammar and punctuation, spelling, clarity, syntax, language usage, awkward sentence construction, paragraphing, and wordiness.

Content/Structural EditingStarting at $0.065 (6.5 cents) per word (includes two rounds of editing)
Big picture edit that

  • looks at your piece as a whole and assess what works, what doesn’t, and why;

  • looks at structure, organization of information, logic and flow of arguments, and ideas;

  • assesses the organization, content, style and tone, language, meaning, coherence, and flow of the piece;

  • reorganizes, adds, or deletes content as needed; and

  • ensures the material is suitable for the intended audience.

 

I had the pleasure to work with Mrs. Park in my role as a chief editor for the fall 2016 issue of Intelligent Risk magazine.

The task of putting together the issue was quite challenging, as we had to collaborate intensely with multiple authors while meeting a very tight deadline. While I was managing the overall workflow and the professional standards of the publication, Mrs. Park was the editor for the issue. During a short period of time, we had to go through multiple cycles with the different authors to bring the articles to the professional and technical standards of the publication.

Mrs. Park was a highly professional and trustworthy partner in this challenging endeavor. She made commitments and she kept them by doing a lot of work, doing it thoroughly, and doing it quickly. I would highly recommend Mrs. Park as an editor to any professional publication.
— Vladimir Antikarov, Chief Financial Officer, Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) for Washington, DC