Project: Substantive Editing

2005 & 2006
Developmental Editing | Copy Editing
I worked with Gregory Kramer on his first book Insight Dialogue (Shambhala, 2007). This book had begun several years before as a booklet for meditation students, its successive revisions privately printed in small numbers. Then it grew to a book manuscript of more than 100,000 words. My work was to tighten and clarify structure, to reduce the word count to around 80,000 words, and to work at the sentence and paragraph levels for greater clarity and grace.