Copyediting


Levels of Service: I offer light, moderate, and heavy copyediting services. These range from minor mechanical and language editing to correcting organizational issues. Read over this helpful guide to better understand the different degrees of copyediting.

Style: I use Chicago and APA style and/or clients’ house style and provide a style sheet for all manuscripts longer than a few pages.

Method: I edit onscreen using the Track Changes tool in Microsoft Word. I am also adept at using traditional editing marks on hard copy if that is preferred.

Cleanup: I offer cleanup services, done after an author reviews a manuscript copyedited by me or another editor. This can entail transferring the author’s additional changes from hand-marked hard copy or Track Changes comment fields; reviewing the author’s additions or changes for errors; ensuring that queries have been addressed; and/or removing redlining and comments from the document.

 

Proofreading


Types of Service: I offer both blind proofreading, or looking only at page proofs (galleys), and comparison proofreading, in which I compare galleys to the copyedited manuscript. At this stage, I identify errors, such as misspellings, missing punctuation, or formatting gaffes, rather than perform copyediting.

Method:  If reviewing page proofs in PDF format, I point out errors using the Acrobat Reader comment feature or provide a list as a Word document. I can also mark up hard copies of galleys using proofreading marks. When I proofread online, I make corrections myself or supply a list to the webmaster.

 

Research


Archival: I conduct research using primary sources that are scanned and available on the Internet or that are housed in local institutions in the greater Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill area.

Object cataloguing: I catalogue portions of museum collections, which includes conducting research, writing descriptions, and entering data into collection management software, such as The Museum System (TMS) and PastPerfect.

Bibliographies: I compile and annotate bibliographies on art history and history subject matter to help scholars understand the state of the field and better define their research projects.

 

Writing


For museums: I write content in my areas of specialization, including art and history, for all museum needs. These include exhibition brochures, wall text, and object labels; exhibition and collection catalogue essays and entries; website content, such as online exhibitions and blog posts; and newsletters.

For publications and websites: I write feature articles, reviews, and blog posts.