LANGUAGE SERVICES

We offer writing and editorial services by an experienced team of professional writers, editors, public relations practitioners and journalists with credits in The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Our editing experience comprises short stories, novels, newspaper and magazine articles and features, resumes and cover letters, and business marketing and promotional materials.

Do you have a story to share, but lack the time to commit the words to the page? Does your website copy need updating? Contact us for these services or one of the following listed: Manuscript Feedback: We provide professional analysis and evaluation of all aspects of your short story, novel, screenplay, or TV pilot or memoir with constructive recommendations for improvement. Our word-by-word proofreading and editing will enhance the content, structure and clarity of your written materials while maintaining the particularities of your own voice. A member of our team will work closely with you until grammar, syntax, spelling, and punctuation meet current professional standards.

We offer three levels of per-page feedback: first-level copyediting, developmental editing and substantive editing.

Copyeditors are not proofreaders. Although many copyeditors are good proofreaders, and all copyeditors are expected to catch typographical errors, copyediting and proofreading are two different functions.

Copyeditors work on an author's manuscript and are concerned with imposing mechanical consistency; correcting infelicities of grammar, usage, and diction; and querying internal inconsistencies of fact or tone. Proofreaders, in contrast, are charged with correcting errors introduced during the typesetting, formatting, or file conversion of the final document and with identifying any serious errors that were not caught during copyediting.

Our team approach ensures that you will be assigned an editor who understands your specific writing needs and has experience critiquing and editing similar work professionally. It also means we can offer you competitive rates for our services and a rapid turn-around on your writing assignments. No matter how strong your writing may already be, all writing can be improved through proper and effective editing. A great editor will make the difference between material that is compelling or forgettable.

Contact us to begin your project or for an estimate: Language Services bluepencil@morningsidewriters.com

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