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Counihan Editing

DEVELOPMENTAL AND COPY EDITING FOR SCHOLARS AND PROFESSIONALS

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Bringing clarity

I support writers at all stages of the process, from finding the kernel in a first draft to readying a final manuscript for submission, from formatting citations to tackling Reader 2. I tailor my review and feedback to you, and my detailed feedback letter abstracts your argument and outlines a revision strategy. After you've had a chance to digest my feedback, we can meet to discuss any questions or talk through revision options.

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Developmental Editing

THE START, THE MESSY MIDDLE

Big-picture attention to content, addressing argument, analysis, organization/structure, engagement with sources, and authorial tone.

Copy Editing

THE FINAL POLISH

Detailed attention to your writing, including sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, consistency, typos, and citation formatting.

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PARTNERING FOR CLARITY

We all deserve support with our writing.

With a Ph.D. in English Literature and 8+ years of experience, I bring keen curiosity and empathy to helping scholars to clarify your argument and prose.

Testimonials

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Primarily the issue I sought help was with copy editing. But Clare also stepped in and helped me with developmental editing too at a crucial stage of my writing/thinking process when I had zero gas left in the tank. [She] sharpened the rhetorical force of the argument overall. Magically, found a concluding chapter for the book by suggesting that I move 20 or so pages from one chapter to form the concluding chapter.

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I'd love to hear about your project and discuss how I can help. To jump start our conversation, it would help if you can answer the following in your message:

  • What is your project and where are you in your process?

  • How long is your manuscript? Or what is your target length? (number of chapters and/or word count)

  • What is your timeline?

  • Where do you think you need the most support?

  • If you are stuck, what's the obstacle you're struggling with? Do you know how/why you are struggling?

Thanks for submitting! I am traveling until July 13, and I will have very little reliable internet access. I will respond as soon as possible when I am back, but if I haven't answered by July 18, please don't hesitate to nudge me!

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