Writers helping writers. Readers giving feedback. Editing is my second love in life, right alongside Writing.
I've been editing for my peers for over seven years now and this only grew when I got to college. I helped my friends perfect their papers before they were subjected to the critical eye of professors. I joyously agreed to read my fellow writers' work so they can feel proud of what they created. Then I realized I was good at this, I enjoyed it, and there was a demand.
Thus birthed "Lawson Editing."
Sources – I've honed my skill as a writer and an editor by attending 5 years of college at three different universities, including Texas A&M and University of Arkansas. I've also done some of my own research and learning by making use of different services and sources. Of these include the MasterClass led by Margaret Atwood, "The Creative Way" by Ted Dekker, which included many editing tips by Editor Erin Healey, and reading great editing books such as Self Editing For Fiction Writers by Dave King.
Consultation, Proofreading, Copy Editing (Includes Formatting), Substantive and Development Editing, or the Full Package!
Your work does not have to be polished, edited at all, or even finished for me to help you. Reach out whenever you need or want a second pair of eyes, and I'll be glad to help.
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All pricing is per word.
One free consultation, either in person or online. We discuss your work, what you need, and what I suggest. I'll take a look at your first 1,000 words for free!
The details. I will check to be sure all spelling, capitalization, punctuation, formatting, noun-pronoun agreement, verb usage, and sentence structure are correct.
Also sometimes called line editing. I will assess the piece of work as a whole, considering its tone, accuracy, clarity, consistency and overall effectiveness. I will try and ensure the work’s argument and main points are clear and well-supported. This also includes proofreading.
All pricing is per word.
I'm checking plot points and holes the theme etc. I will show you where you can tighten and clarify your scenes, chapters, and paragraphs. This is big picture stuff and I'll point out any reconstructing that needs to be done. Also includes Copy Editing.
This includes all of the above plus a character chart for your top 3 characters (or characters of your choosing). I'll look at point of view, any subplots, and dialogue. I'll look at flow and consistency along with the details of any grammar package.
Pay half up front and half when the job is done. Pay or donate below.
20% of all paid work is donated to missions that rescue girls from sex slavery and 80% of all donations is contributed.