Hi! Welcome to my site! My name is Teresa Clarke. I am a technical and non-fiction editor based in Vancouver BC, Canada, with over 20 years of experience as in-house editor and writer. I've also worked the past 5 years editing personal and business websites and creating content through blog writing and research. I am the owner and managing editor of NeedEditor.com.
EditingAll levels of editing, from first read to final proof, add clarity to your writing so that your ideas are ordered, structured, formatted, and grammatically correct. Editing ensures that you and your business or writing projects are perceived as professional and credible.
ProofreadingDon't let sneaky typos ruin your otherwise good writing. As an expert proofreader, I find and fix errors that spellcheck tools miss but that your readers will spot! Typos are annoying to the reader, and you lose credibility with each error.
Blog writingGood blog writing is a marketing tool with infinite possibilities. It can increase your perceived authority in your field, enhance consumer confidence in your products and services, and drive website traffic and ranking.
My editing services add polish to web and print content!
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Why you need an editor
All writing benefits from editing and proofreading, even the editor's. Many writers are skilled at using spelling and grammar checkers, but writing and editing are very different skills. A writer or author may know what she wants to say; an editor knows how to clearly communicate the ideas and persuade the target audience.
High-level scan (substantive edit): A professional editor keeps a writer's intentions intact while ensuring a clear and appropriate voice. The editor also checks that chapters, headings, and paragraphs are ordered and formatted in a logical sequence and that all quotes and illustrations are credited and referenced.
Line read and proof: Copyeditors and proofreaders are trained to check facts and spot grammar, spelling, and other language usage errors. At these levels, the editor also points out omissions and inconsistencies that can detract from the perceived quality of a work.