Hi, I’m Lisa.
who wants to bake
your words into a delicious pie.
Editing isn’t just punctuation and grammar.
It’s the process of how you choose the right pace, structure, and words to reach your goal.
My #1 priority is to optimize your work’s content and form.
No one knows your work better than you, so why bring in an editor?
The editing process is like making pancakes.
You know that first pancake…
Compare it to your following pancakes, which become more golden, more round, and more perfect with each flip. The first pancake is sitting on the side, a little misshapen, a little under or overcooked.
It’s edible, but just a little bit off.
Definitely not the pancake your guests will be salivating for.
If your writing has a specific purpose, then you want your audience to know what’s being served, you want them drooling at first glance, then satisfied when they leave the table.
An editor can help you take the words and ingredients you’ve gathered and refine them into golden perfection.
There are different kinds of editing.
You may come across titles such as:
How far along you are in your project determines what sort of editing services you need. The first phase of edits you make on your work should be around content and development. It is focused on the big picture. This stage involves rewrites and restructuring.
The further along you are, the more the structure develops. This allows the edits to zoom in progressively, until the final edits lead you to proofreading – the final screen to catch all the remaining punctuation and spelling errors.
How I help you achieve your goals.
As your editor, I bring guidance to whichever phase you are currently in. Whether you need a developmental edit after your first draft, or if you need a final pair of objective eyes to tighten things up.
First, we get to know each other and I learn about your project, your audience, and your voice.
When I edit your work, I focus on your main ideas, strengthening the form and the words which will resonate most with your audience.
Finally, I polish your words, amplify your voice, and clarify your message, so you communicate clearly with a natural smooth flow.
Dessert is the main visual on this site.
What’s up with that?
I SNACK on words in-between every meal. Words sustain me.
However, I could DINE on desserts for every meal. Sweets are my first love, and they have taken me on adventures – both around the world, and also on journeys within.
All photos on this site are of my own creations and styling. When I’m not eating words, I’m indulging my sweet tooth.
emotions are good for you