A copy edit is primarily about correcting errors. This is one of the last stages of a manuscript edit, coming after a line edit and before a proofread. I will look for mistakes in spelling, grammar, punctuation (comma splice, proper use of the Oxford comma, etc.), redundancy of words, and sentence length. While I may flag up issues with clarity, flow, word choice, etc. if I catch them, this is not the primary concern of a copy edit.
A line edit is primarily about improving language while being true to the author’s voice. It is often the best option for first-time authors and manuscripts that have not been checked or critiqued by anyone but the writer. I may reorganize sentences and paragraphs for clarity, point out trouble spots, make suggestions when a word is vague or redundant, indicate where something might confuse a reader, and generally improve the flow and tone.
Editing for websites and blogs that is sure to impress potential customers.
Ghostwriters are the unsung heroes behind thousands of bestselling books—from celebrity autobiographies to business books and even works of fiction. If you have an important story to tell, or blog posts to write, but don’t possess the writing skills (or the time) to put it down on paper, you can hire a ghostwriter to write that book for you. The official credit goes 100% to you, not the editor.
A developmental edit is a thorough and in-depth edit of your entire manuscript. It is an examination of all the elements of your writing, from single words and the phrasing of individual sentences, to overall structure and style. It can address plot holes or gaps, problematic characterization and all other existing material.
This is the process of reviewing the final draft of a piece of writing to ensure consistency, accuracy, identify and rectify grammar, vocabulary errors, spelling, punctuation, and formatting.
Every word you write (websites, blogs, advertising, documents, etc.) is part of your professional image.
If potential customers get a poor first impression from a simple spelling error, your image will suffer.
Don’t let a typo sabotage your credibility!
Whether you choose to self-publish your book or go the traditional route, it’s important to examine every sentence with painstaking care and polish your writing to make it as professional as possible.
That’s why I’m here. I make your life easier by taking the burden of editing off your shoulders.
You’re passionate about design, but sometimes the texts you have to work with is—shall we say—in need of help.
You take care of the fun, artsy stuff and let me be the persnickety grammarian.
I make the text in your clients’ work as beautiful as your design
"Professional, thorough, friendly, intelligent, insightful, and highly skilled, she turns your edit around in quick time. Felicity is not only flying up the ranks in the editing world, she is also an established writer in her own right. This means you are getting the best of the best. She knows what you’re going through as a writer, and as an editor, she’ll enhance your material. She will add to your life, never mind your manuscript. Felicity is a grammatical genius. She is intuitive, has a delightful sense of humour, and is an absolute pleasure to work with. Felicity’s enthusiasm for words is a rare skill. There aren’t enough stars in the Universe to recommend her. "
—Tove Kane, Author of Mind Over Natter, MC/Speaker
"Working with Felicity was a dream! As a first-time author, I was not sure what to expect from working with an editor. She met and exceeded all of my expectations. Felicity is diligent, talented, and possesses a warmth that translates in each of her edits. She understands authors and what is needed to help bring the manuscript in her care to the reader in the best light possible. I will be asking her to edit my next book and would highly recommend her to you for any editing needs."
—Sally Livingston, Author of Get OVER It!
“Felicity added a level of knowledge to my manuscript that I remain amazed about. She did more than dot the I’s and cross the t’s. She helped me to phrase things better, get rid of unnecessary words, polished up some nuisances, and did it all with an upbeat, professional, friendly personality.
—Kristina Long, Author
'It was a wonderful learning experience, and I plan on using Felicity again. She was professional, easy to communicate with, and efficient!"
—Hope Flansburg, Author of Piece By Piece
In addition to my freelance work, I am also certified as a Ghostwriter. My credentials are attached. I offer both ghostwriting and editing services!