… you need it to serve you the best that it possibly can.

That takes a good editor.

You’ve poured your heart and soul into the writing. Now, before your message goes out to the world, get it reviewed by a trained and experienced copyeditor.


Here’s a sampling of what a trained, experienced copyeditor is watching for:

  • Typos and plain old spelling errors
  • Grammar errors
  • Punctuation (yes, where the commas are placed makes a difference)
  • Style (making sure the chosen style guide is followed exactly)
  • Clarity, readability, tone, and flow (does the piece make sense as a whole?)
  • Word usage (maybe the text uses discrete when discreet was intended)
  • Organization (is the order of presentation the best for the purpose?)
  • Does it hit the mark for the intended audience? What’s the UX likely to be?
  • Does it effectively communicate the intended message?
  • Is it consistent with the “house style” of your other materials? How about consistent voice?
  • Are quotations accurate? Sources correctly identified? Statistics up to date?
  • How about mixed metaphors?
  • Are keywords incorporated naturally?
  • Are links up to date and unbroken?
  • What’s the grade reading level of the piece? Is that appropriate for the audience?
  • And much more

If you’ve never worked with a copyeditor before, you might be wondering if I’m the right one for your project.

How about this: Send me three pages of your manuscript for a free-of-charge review. Just attach the pages to an email to jean@jeangilbertson.com. I’ll be honest and thorough. Then we’ll discuss whether we want to work together. 


Here’s a quick summary of my background:

  • 30+ book manuscripts edited, to date
  • Circle of Success member of American Writers & Artists Institute (AWAI) [3 earned certificates below]
  •  Owner of Jean Gilbertson, Writer
  • “Everyday Spirituality” blog posts at jeangilbertson.com (12 years)
  • Master’s degree in spirituality, School of Theology and Ministry, Seattle University
  • PR and Publications Manager for nonprofit think tank (13 years)
  • Vice President, Writer/Editor for Seattle-based PR and advertising firm (8 years)
  • High school English teacher (4 years)
  • Author of the novel Dancing on the Whisper of God

See how much better you can connect with your readers.

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