I edit web content, documents, proposals, newsletters, articles, speeches and more.
Editing clients include
The longest piece I ever edited was “Appendix A” for the master landscape plan of a nature reserve in Panama, the only foreign property of the Smithsonian Institution. The original appendix, from an architectural/design firm, contained 110 pages. I began by removing passive verbs and the verb to be, thus reducing the page count to 84. I found inconsistencies, unanswered questions and poor Spanish phrasing (I speak French). I created a glossary and a list of acronyms, made the fonts and formatting consistent and improved basic grammar and sentence structure.