§ two Ming vases were on the mantle [mantel]
§ [Note to author] Would ingrained or entrenched work better in this context?
§ he believed it was more about trading gossip then [than] providing real news.
§ He was sweaty, exhausted, and had the smile of sweet satisfaction on his lips. [Although this looks almost like a series of three—sweaty, exhausted, smile of sweet satisfaction—it isn’t because there are two verbs. He was sweaty and exhausted and had the smile of sweet satisfaction.
§ After a few minutes of exertion, the statue toppled off the pedestal and hit the ground. [It would need to be an unusually active statue to exert itself this way! The sentence could be clearer if it read—After a few minutes of exertion, the crowd managed to topple the statue, which slammed onto the ground.]
§ Mr. Walker sends his complements [compliments] but says that he will not be able to join you.
20 years of copyediting and proofreading experience includes
fact checking proper nouns, trademark names, websites, endnotes, and more; editing to ensure consistency, flow, clarity, and general integrity while correcting grammatical errors; creating style sheets; editing fiction for consistency of internal references, including point of view and time line.
Clients include WaterBrook Multnomah (a division of Penguin Random House), Kregel Publications, Abingdon Press, and NavPress (past), as well as individuals.
Enslow Publishers is a publisher of educational fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. As a freelance writer I wrote books for middle-school age children. Most were for a series on endangered species.
Editing ministry resources including curriculum for children and adults and books for pastors
Copyediting ministry resources including curriculum for children and adults.
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