I work with content and presentation, substance and form, words and images.
Editing and writing are a big part of this. My editorial work ranges from the light, disciplined touch of a copyedit to major restructuring of a text. The level of editing follows the client’s expressed needs and wishes. (I have been told I have a particular talent for preserving the client’s unique voice.) I work with both publishers/presses and individual writers.
I also write, developing custom content to a client’s specifications.
Designing—both for the web and for print—forms the other main part of my work. Images give breadth, context, and resonance to a message; communication is most effective when content and presentation, substance and form work together. I design and develop custom web sites using WordPress as a CMS (content management system). I also do graphic and print design: books and book covers, cards, advertising, promotional pieces, and the like. The creation of e-books is a new element in this print-web fusion.
Surprisingly often, these services grow together. Along with editing one book, I did its design, layout, and project management—seeing it through from rough draft to delivered copies. I took new photos and videos to document a web site client’s work. I ask clients to develop a content strategy for a web site being developed or re-designed, and can help them with this. When the client wishes, I can fine-tune the verbal content of a site: editing for grammar, flow, relevance to content strategy, and findability, or developing new content for key pages. I have designed coordinating identity pieces (business cards, stationery), and even the cover for a music cd, to go with a web site.
Please look around this site, get a feel for what I have done. Maybe I am the right person to work with you!