Whether your writing style is wildly creative or strictly formal, clear, precise prose will be the key ingredient. Getting there, of course, is an entirely different matter.
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That's where I come in.
As an experienced, full-time editor, I consider myself much more than "a second set of eyes." Rather, my job is to be the sharp-eyed, detail-obsessed grammar warrior who takes a fine-toothed comb to your written copy, examining it down to the tiniest minutiae for errant commas, misspellings, incorrect usage, and much, much more.
Amy Edits is a full-service copyediting and proofreading business based out of Boston, MA. This business initially grew out of my barely-suppressed desire to mark up restaurant menus and leave exasperated comments on news sites about misplaced modifiers. One year and many inserted commas later, Amy Edits has grown from a part-time hobby into a successful, full-time venture. No longer ashamed to carry a copy of Strunck & White in my purse, I'm one of the lucky few who can honestly say that I'm following my passion: working with words, and helping others create clear, concise prose that conveys its message with efficiency and style.
After earning a B.A. in Print Journalism and Professional Writing in 2004, I spent several years doing editorial and communications work in Boston's book publishing industry. Throughout my professional and freelance career, I've edited publications ranging from short fiction to corporate manuals--and everything in between. For those looking to publish, I can also provide keen insight on what editors are looking for. Thanks to the wide range of publications I've worked on, I am familiar with a wide range of style guides, including Chicago, AP, MLA, and house style.
Though accuracy and timeliness are always paramount, I believe friendliness, a sense of humor, and open communication are equally as crucial to a successful business relationship. My goal is to complete every job with the least hassle...
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