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written document, on any subject,
however simple or technical, copyedited, proofread, revised, critiqued or evaluated
Reasonable rates. Professional
quality. Timely service. Guaranteed satisfaction. Assured confidentiality.
By the job. By
the hour. By the day. Whatever.
Look at your
work. Look at mine. Then call.
Why you need a freelance copy editor . .
Proofreading, Manuscript Evaluations, Revisions, Ghostwriting:
fiction (all types, no pure porn), nonfiction (all types and
subjects), short stories, query letters, cover letters, essays,
biographies and autobiographies, memoirs, book
proposals, ebook and POD manuscripts. . . and more. (Sorry, I no longer copyedit theses,
dissertations, or term papers for students or graduate students.)
advertising copy, annual reports, brochure text, company profiles,
marketing letters, mission statements, press releases,
procedures manuals, employee handbooks, white papers, website text, ghostwritten articles
and blogs for
publication . . . and more.
articles, presentations, marketing
letters (dentists and private practitioners), newsletters, books
for laymen, website articles and text . . . and more.
presentations, speeches, newsletters, website
articles and text,
books for laymen . . .
business letters, résumés, life stories, biographies,
autobiographies, website text . . . and more.
Copywriting and Ghostwriting Services:
articles (any subject) for publication, Web text, and blogs
fiction (all genres), nonfiction (most topics), memoirs, blogs
Letters of all types, employee
recommendations or commendations, document critiques (evaluations)
Personal and business reports, query and cover
Brochures, marketing letters,
Customized written gifts (designer wedding vows,
custom letters or poems for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, special
anniversaries, coworker or family birthdays)
processors can be responsible for producing a good deal of flabby
writing. The words come out of you like toothpaste
sometimes. There's no shortage of sheer wordage in America; more
sentences are not what this country needs. —Garrison Keillor
IT MAKES SENSE TO HIRE
A COPY EDITOR/PROOFREADER/COPYWRITER
WITH BOTH EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE!
IN THE BUSINESS WRITING WORLD:
A full-time staff
copy editor doesn't
exist in your company; current
staff members lack the required skills and the necessary time to
edit . . . and time means money!
Well-written and concise documents will be read!
Written documents reflect the image and intentions
of your company and its personnel, and representing quality products
and services through professionally produced company documents means
A tarnished reputation - resulting from sloppily
written documents - costs your company in repeat customers and respect.
Great documents aren't just written .
. . they're rewritten!
for business writers:
IN THE PUBLISHING WORLD:
Editors and publishers want properly formatted, clean
Fierce competition demands writing mechanics
An agent is not a copy editor or proofreader!
An objective, experienced copy editor pays
attention to details.
Documents riddled with grammatical and punctuation
errors will not be read.
All publishable documents have been
critically edited and meaningfully revised!
information for authors, agents, editors:
IN YOUR PERSONAL WRITING WORLD:
You need help in expressing
yourself effectively and
confidently in letters of resignation or acceptance or complaint.
You need help in providing tactful advice, sincere sympathy or
appreciation, enthusiastic congratulations, or grateful thanks with
clarity and simplicity?
You need help in writing forcefully, without being offensive
or too assertive.
You find it difficult to change your writing style and tone to be
either casual or formal, depending on your writing purpose.
You want to write a memorable
and distinctly personal birthday or
anniversary letter or poem for a special person or occasion.
information for personal editing needs:
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ACE Copyediting.com produces final
that are better
than they have to be.
"Nancy Johanson is one of the most creative and
dedicated communications professionals that I have ever had the
opportunity to work with. While I was the CEO of a medical information
company, Nancy was my "right hand partner" in formulating
communications with our customers and business partners . . . a very
challenging task, in light of the esoteric terminology involved in a
fashion that grabs the reader's attention and effectively engages them in
the content. This comes from both her considerable depth of
creative talent and her empathy for people and concern that they receive
the very best of her efforts. Nancy's attention to detail and
commitment to meeting deadlines are also valuable assets. I highly
recommend her as a top level professional." —Mark
Collins, Managing Director & Vice President, Korn/Ferry International
for services can be made in a variety of ways, including a personal check
or bank draft. The easiest is through a
transfer of payment to my PayPal account via a credit or debit card. Please see my
my FREE self-help writing guide, Read
It, Write It, Say It Better.
online e-zine. Both can help you (or any family member) read, write, and speak more effectively!
Every writer needs an objective
style should show no sign of effort. What is written should
seem like a happy accident. —W. Somerset Maugham
Click on the category title as
listed below, for the specific copyediting, proofreading, manuscript
evaluation, or revision services available for your written documents.
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Nancy O. Johanson, Freelance Copy Editor
108A Ruelle Lane, San Antonio, TX 78209
Business Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST
prefer an e-mail message for most
contacts; I rarely answer my phones when editing to meet
SEE MY EXTENSIVE LIST OF REFERENCE
BOOKS TO ASSIST YOU IN YOUR SPECIFIC WRITING
AND SELF-EDITING PROJECTS.
about 550,000 words, but only about 2,000 are used in speech. And
400 to 450 make up 65% of words used in most books!
—Gordon Dryden, coauthor of The Learning Revolution
(The Learning Web)
Writing saved me from the sin and
inconvenience of violence. —Alice
According to the May 2012 Pew Research Center
report, “Mobile devices have fundamentally changed the relationship
between information, time and space. Information is now portable,
participatory, and person.” They offer these statistics:
82% of U.S. adults use the Internet
2/3 have broadband at home
88% have a cellphone; 46% are smartphone
19% have a tablet computer
19% have an e-reader
2/3 are wireless Internet users
65% of online adults use SNS
online adults use social networking sites
all teens ages 12-17 are now online and 80% of those online
teens are users of social media sites
begins with re-writing. —James A. Michener
You write to
discover what you want to say. You rewrite to discover what you have
said and then rewrite to make it clear to other people. —Donald Murray
And . . . when
not even your rewriting produces the quality your readers expect from
you, you're ready to hire a copy editor.
ACE Copyediting.com is published by Johanson Consulting, 108A Ruelle
Lane, San Antonio, TX 78209. Copyright © 1998-2012 [Johanson Consulting]. All rights reserved.
April 14, 2013.
"The Lord's blessing is our greatest
wealth. All our work adds nothing to it!" Proverbs
"But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who
gives you the ability to produce wealth." Deut. 8:18