Services

The Meticulous Type will work with you to help you create your best written product

An editor is a professional trained to read, analyze, and suggest improvements to an author’s writing. The Meticulous Type will work with you in a friendly, collaborative atmosphere to help you meet your writing goals. Editing services offered are:

Light and medium copyediting

This type of review is also referred to as “mechanical editing.” A light to medium copyedit of your work includes:

  • Correcting of spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage, while preserving the meaning and voice of the original text
  • Checking for and imposing a consistent style and format (e.g., treatment of capitalization, punctuation, numbers, hyphenation, use of abbreviations, formatting of lists)
  • Basic fact checking
  • Preparing a style sheet that documents style and formatting decisions

Heavy copyediting

A heavy copyedit involves streamlining and polishing writing for greater clarity, flow, and conciseness. In addition to the items listed above, this edit of your work addresses:

  • Echoed words and phrases
  • Awkward/clunky prose
  • Unusual or inconsistent tone
  • Confusing passages
  • Transitions
  • Ambiguity
  • Wordiness
  • Areas needing clarification from author

Please contact Casey Decker by e-mail to discuss your next editing project.

Examples

Casey edits a broad array of communications depending on the needs of her clients.

  • Books
  • Short stories and novellas
  • Legal documents
  • Reports
  • Marketing materials
  • Business proposals
  • Websites
  • Blogs
  • Fellowship/grant applications
  • Resumes/CVs
  • Newsletters