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FOR WRITTEN PROJECTS THAT ARE SECOND TO NONE
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Online Freelance Copyediting, Proofreading, Copywriting, Ghostwriting and Other Editorial Services for Businesses, Authors and Nonprofessional Writers

Any type written document, on any subject, however simple or technical, copyedited, proofread, revised, critiqued or evaluated carefully, expertly.

Reasonable rates.  Professional quality.  Timely service.  Guaranteed satisfaction.  Assured confidentiality.  Reliable experience.   

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 . . .

Copyediting, Proofreading, Manuscript Evaluations, Revisions, Ghostwriting:

  • Authors, agents, publishers:  articles, 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.)

  • Business documents:  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.

  • Medical documents articles, presentations, marketing letters (dentists and private practitioners), newsletters, books for laymen, website articles and text . . . and more.

  • Legal documents:  articles, presentations, speeches, newsletters, website articles and text, books for laymen . . . whatever.

  • Personal:  business letters, résumés, life stories, biographies, autobiographies, website text  . . . and more.

Copywriting and Ghostwriting Services:

  • Copywriting of articles (any subject) for publication, Web text, and blogs

  • Ghostwriting of 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 letters, résumés

  • Brochures, marketing letters, marketing postcards

  • Customized written gifts (designer wedding vows, custom letters or poems for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, special anniversaries, coworker or family birthdays)

Word 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 increased profits!

  • 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!

Specific information for business writers:  BUSINESS

    IN THE PUBLISHING WORLD:

  • Editors and publishers want properly formatted, clean copy.

  • Fierce competition demands writing mechanics expertise.

  • 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!

Specific information for authors, agents, editors:  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.

Specific information for personal editing needs:  PERSONAL

Let’s build a partnership for success.       

ACE Copyediting.com produces final written products
that are better than they have to be.

TESTIMONIAL:

"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

 

Payment 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

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Visit my FREE self-help writing guide, Read It, Write It, Say It Better.   

Read my FREE Quote-a-Quote online e-zine.  Both can help you (or any family member) read, write, and speak more effectively! 

Every writer needs an objective copy editor.  

A good 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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ACE Copyediting.com
Nancy O. Johanson, Freelance Copy Editor
108A Ruelle Lane, San Antonio, TX 78209
E-mail: nancy@acecopyediting.com
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 deadlines.

SEE MY EXTENSIVE LIST OF REFERENCE BOOKS TO ASSIST YOU IN YOUR SPECIFIC WRITING AND SELF-EDITING PROJECTS.  BOOKSTORE

English has 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) USA

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence. Alice Walker

Newest Facts:  

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 users

  • 19% have a tablet computer

  • 19% have an e-reader

  • 2/3 are wireless Internet users

  • 65% of online adults use SNS

  • 66% of online adults use social networking sites

  • 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online and 80% of those online teens are users of social media sites

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Real writing 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.
Revised: April 14, 2013.

"The Lord's blessing is our greatest wealth. All our work adds nothing to it!"  Proverbs 10:22

"But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth."  Deut. 8:18