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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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I have never worked with an editor as talented as Clare. She ... spotted minor details, and was able to see the broader picture in terms of structure and content. ... Clare offered suggestions and new ways to approach my writing so as to allow me to rewrite, restructure, and maintain my own style. She was direct, encouraging, and respectful; a difficult combination to come by. Her keen eye ... markedly improved my manuscript.

ISABEL CÓRDOVA

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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 will respond in no more than 48 hours (business). I look forward to learning more about your project.

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