As writers, we know how hard it is to give our work over to someone else for critique. We fall in love with our words, cherish them as if they are children, and fight like animals when someone tells us to change our words, or, heaven forbid, throw them away. Yet, as writers, we also know that when we finish a project we become close to it, often too close to see the errors or omissions that may serve to undermine our masterpiece. We do the best we can, reading and rereading, reviewing and scrutinizing, but there comes a point when we just canít see the text objectively anymore.
It is when we reach this point in the process that we need another set of eyes on our manuscript. Friends and family are a great resource and they will make a concerted effort to point out a missing punctuation mark or a misspelled word. However, those who value our friendship will likely be cautious when it comes to suggesting changes to content, sentence structure, transitional problems or other more significant editorial issues. Thereís no doubt that calling on friends or family to review our work can be beneficial, but their expertise is limited, and their honesty toward the manuscript is often tempered by their desire to stay in good graces with us.
Having spent twelve years as a broadcast journalist and news host, thirteen years as an editor and teacher of creative writing, and over thirty years as a writer, I have the skills to help you reach the point of publication with confidence. I will proofread and edit your manuscript with close-read precision, offer expert analysis, and follow-up discussion. We live among an ever-growing population of published authors. Make sure your work stands out among the rest. I can help you!
"I would like to strongly recommend Eileen Albrizioís proofreading and editorial services. She is thorough, objective and tells it like it is. When I asked her to evaluate my story for flow and continuity, she went above and beyond the call of duty. She thoroughly and patiently went over my story as an editor. I was pleasantly surprised to see all the work she put into making my story readable. I was also surprised to see all the errors and inconsistencies I missed and her suggestions for improvement. I would strongly recommend her for those wishing a complete and thorough proofreading of their work."
Click on the link at the bottom of this page for submission and pricing guidelines.
-- Mel Hathorn
Author: The Prisonerís Dilemma
My affordable, personal and professional services include:
Precise line edit, content edit and overall comprehensive critique of your work.
- - This critique will always be constructive. Just because something doesnít work, or may work more effectively in a different way, doesnít mean what youíve written isnít already good. It simply may need a slight adjustment.
Highlight what does work in your text.
- - Pointing out content that is, for example, successfully presented and evocative is just as beneficial as pointing out what doesnít work in the text. Positive reinforcement is paramount in keeping you positive.
Mark errors in grammar, sentence structure, use of passive voice, punctuation,
subject-verb disagreement and other technical problems.
Give you the option of hard copy or electronic submissions.
- - If you opt for submitting your manuscript in a hard copy format, you may either mail it to me at your own expense, or you may arrange to drop it off with me at a location central to both of us, thus avoiding the shipping cost. For hard copy submissions, I will make simple corrections on the page and more extensive suggestions on a separate page. For electronic submissions, I will mark simple corrections on the page and more extensive suggestions using the Microsoft Insert Comment Feature.
Provide free follow-up after I have returned the manuscript to you and you have
had an opportunity to review it.
- - You have the option of either calling me on the phone, setting up an
appointment to meet in person at a location central to both of us, or
communicating via email. I am happy to answer any questions or concerns
you may have regarding your manuscript throughout the editorial process.
Your work is your own. You, of course, have the right to accept or reject any editorial advice. When the process is complete, you will always have the last word.
Good luck with your writing. I look forward to reading your work!!