Hello there. Are you looking for a copy editor? You’ve come to the right place.

I specialize in health care, medical, and legal publications for news and nonprofit organizations. I offer three services—proofreading, copy editing, and substantive copy editing—and several full-issue editing packages for trade magazines and journals (see the Services & Packages PDF for more details).

My forte is turning highly technical language into clear, concise, and understandable English that conveys the message you intend it to convey. I am what The Baltimore Sun’s John E. McIntyre calls a “proper” copy editor, which means I do much more than just check spelling and grammar:

“Proper copy editing includes examining the focus, dredging the main point up from the tenth paragraph to make it more prominent. Proper copy editing addresses the language: rooting out clichés, substituting an ordinary term for jargon when it would serve the reader better, altering infelicitous wording. Proper copy editing prunes, deleting the irrelevant, tightening the language. Proper copy editing raises serious questions, including the kind that can identify plagiarism, fabrication, and libel.”

In short, I work with clients but for the reader, making sure your content serves your audience.

Questions? Contact me at kandy@wordgeekco.com.

Kandy is a meticulous copy editor and proofreader…. She has an excellent sense of tone and style, so her corrections and suggestions are always appropriate for the material. I particularly appreciate her ability to turn complex concepts into easy-to-read passages.

Jane J., editor, health care trade magazine

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Health Care & Medical
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