Editing

I help you ensure that your documents are clear, concise, and written in language appropriate for your audience. I understand the science of medicine (I’m a medical professional too), and my clients appreciate my eye for detail and my professional editing expertise.

Editing services

  • Substantive editing
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading
  • Language editing or rewriting for authors whose first language is not English
  • Ensuring consistent style within a document
  • Applying American Medical Association style and house styles
  • Formatting to journal style requirements
  • Reducing word count
  • Eliminating jargon
  • Fact checking (if annotated reference PDFs are provided)

Services I don’t provide

I’m not the best fit for your project if you need these services:

  • Plagiarism detection
    I have a fairly good eye for changes of voice and will flag plagiarism if I notice it, but I can’t guarantee that I will find problematic text.
  • Journal suggestions for research article submission

 

I really appreciate your excellent copyediting work! You are a very strong copyeditor and you ask really good author queries. Unfortunately for you that means I usually send you the hardest articles! Hope you don’t mind. I certainly rely on your expertise.
Rebecka Wulf, managing editor of Critical Care Nurse

I want to commend you for the masterful job you did editing the…manuscript. I finally finished going over it line by line and reading against the unedited manuscript. Your edits clarified and tightened up the writing while following AMA style, you caught a discrepancy between data in a table and the abstract/text, and you never altered the author’s meaning and often elegantly clarified it. Queries were appropriate and clearly phrased. Nothing was rephrased gratuitously–it’s a balancing act of clarifying while keeping the author’s meaning and tone, and you did a beautiful job.
Managing editor of American Journal of Critical Care