I am a US-based copy editor. I love this work, and I am delighted to edit all types of copy. I have many years of editing health, business communications, magazine and news articles, newsletters, and advertising materials. In medical/pharmaceutical copy, I have over twelve years' experience. I am now editing fiction: short stories.
My focus in copy editing is to present the highest quality copy in grammar and word usage, accuracy, clarity, conciseness, consistency, comprehensibility, and appeal. My foundation in editorial began as a freelance features writer for newspapers in New York and Connecticut where I grew a small but faithful readership over the years. So, I have a deep understanding of writing and writers: voice and intention are always primary.
Please take a look at my Testimonials and Samples of Edits in the above tabs.
"I worked with Paula for a number of years, as both a client and as a fellow employee. Her editing/proofing skills are top-notch. Her work is thorough and timely, and she is proactive with solid suggestions for improving work she is given to review. Her strong organizational skills and easygoing manner make her a pleasure to work with as well. I would certainly recommend her."