Editorial Services
[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE A fresh look by a professional editor can make the difference between achieving your goals with a piece of writing or sending it into the netherworld, never to be mentioned again. When you write something, whatever it is a novel, a website, catalog copy, a business proposal, or a dissertation — you usually want a response. With polished prose, you're much more likely to get one.

Presenting your thoughts intelligently and concisely, with an awareness of your audience, can open opportunities for growth, connection, and success. Good editors help you find your way through the labyrinth that language can become, particularly when you've worked and reworked a piece ad nauseum. Whether you don't know where to start, you've reached the point where you have something written but it's not quite right, or you believe you've reached utter perfection, you will always benefit from an editor's eye.

I've worked on novels, historical treatises, dissertations, business proposals, catalogs, press releases, grants, promotional pieces, and a bit of everything in between. If you need to generate copy for your new business, your website, or your organization’s newsletter, I can help. If your artist’s statement is a jumble of thoughts, I can untangle and refine them into a rich, cohesive articulation of your work. I have edited financial reports and poetry, middle-grade fiction, and business emails, translations and white papers. 


For Process info & Rates, see Below.

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If you'd  like to contact me, email pam@pamelaloring.net.


Getting Started
  • Email me a copy of your document or a brief description of your project, and feel free to share whatever details you can about its size, your goals, your timeline, and your concerns.
  • I’ll confirm receipt of your email, and let you know if I need more information, and how soon I can review it and respond with an estimate. If you prefer to talk, I'd be happy to set up a mutually convenient time to discuss your work by phone or Skype.
  • If your project is an ongoing or particularly large one, I usually will edit a portion of your work as a sample of my work at no charge, so you can see my editing style, and familiarize yourself with the process.
  • Once I receive your document, I edit. If I have questions, I may contact you (if you wish) by phone or email, or I will simply make notes which we can discuss later.
  • By or (usally) before the agreed-upon due date, I’ll return your document with tracking and comments via email.
  • You can review my work, and if you would like to discuss any changes I made, I’ll be happy to discuss them with you. Any further editing rounds would be billed at my usual hourly rate.
Rates & Payment Info
My rate is $65 an hour. I make quotes and estimates once I see the document, and am happy to speak with you about your work in advance to clarify your goals. I begin work upon receipt of a 50% payment. When completed, I will send you an invoice, and upon receipt of payment, I'll send you your document with tracking and comments, and if pre-arranged, a review with suggested recommendations. Rest assured, I never have missed a deadline, and will make sure you are satisfied with the work.