Wilcox Editing

The Particular: Editing Weblog

On Editing

It’s been a year since I struck out on my own as a freelance editor, and I still love the challenge, the freedom, the ability to help an author articulate her/his vision. After seven years of editing, I am still most attracted to copyediting. It’s like being the relief pitcher in baseball or the glaze artist brought in to finish a piece of tile work. The author has brought the piece 95% of the way home, and I get to step in and help buff it up just that last little bit. What a privilege to do what I do for a living. »

Kudos

My thesis committee said my manuscript was one of the cleanest they’d ever seen. That wouldn’t have happened without Erin’s hard work and meticulous attention to detail.”

Signe Jorgenson,
author,
Cheese Queen and other Essays

The Particular: Editing Weblog