Proofreading — Involves the correction of typographical errors, misspellings, general formatting errors. Sometimes, proofreading consists of comparing two documents for correctness.
Copyediting — Includes help with grammar, punctuation, structure, flow, and other elements of good writing. Work is performed through Microsoft Word, and the editing is done with the track changes feature, which will show "removed" material and "added" material in different colors.
Formatting — Includes correction of page numbers, headings, paragraphs, quotes, etc.
Stylebooks and Reference Books used: AP Stylebook, 2010; Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.; Christian Writer's Manual of Style, 2004; Webster's New World Dictionary, 2002; and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate, 11th Edition.
Specific Types of Editing/Copyediting/Proofreading:
• Business materials
• Cover Letters
• Short stories
As a freelance writer since 1980 and editor/proofreader since 2003, I have worked with article writers; ghostwriters (corporate books and Christian books), including Unshaken, Zondervan, Taylor's Gift, Revell; Appointments with Heaven, Tyndale House, among others. In addition, I've worked with self-published nonfiction book writers; children's book writers; plus an ongoing coorporate proofreading project of twenty-plus monthly newsletters for an electric corporation; proofreader for The Christian PEN, Cross & Quill (CWFI), and others.
Rates vary according to project. To request rates on a specific project, please use the form on the Contact Page
Reprints and Rewrites
I receive checks in the mail without the "blood, sweat, and tears" produced by writing a brand-new article every time. I do this by working smarter, not harder— through reprints and rewrites. Reprints and rewrites have been the mainstay of my writing career since I first learned about them a number of years ago. In the beginning, more than twenty years ago...
Writing the Anthology
Do you want to write about your personal experiences? Do you have something to say that will encourage, uplift, or help someone else in their walk with God? The anthology—a collection of poems, stories, songs, or articles chosen by a compiler—may be the ticket.
When I began writing more than twenty years ago, I wanted to produce stories revealing how God was working in my family. . .
The Joy of the LORD is your strength.
~ Nehemiah 8:10
FaithWorks Editorial Services
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Buford, GA 30518
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But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. -James 2:18 NKJV