Whether you are writing your first book, or whether you are an experienced
professional working on your latest project—e-book,
article, portfolio, promotional material, Web site—a
second pair of objective eyes to review your material is well worth
the investment. You want to make a positive impact because first
impressions ARE important—because first impressions last!
is where we can give you a hand. In addition to presentation skills
coaching, StageCoach Consulting also offers professional editing
and proofreading services. We've got more than 15 years experience
in editing and proofreading, so you know you can count on StageCoach
Consulting for professional service, a sharp eye for detail, and
a commitment to excellence and client satisfaction.
can help you:
any errors or inconsistencies in your writing
Say what you want to say better
Make a good first impression
Edit, proofread, and verify your Web site
Create a product that you’ll be proud of
Reach out to your readers
we hurry to get things done and we don’t “see”
our errors—despite having read it over several times. Even
the best writers overlook mistakes in their own writing. That's
because they know what they "mean" and, as a result, subconsciously
correct their own errors when reading the material. However, an
error such as a misplaced comma or an incorrectly chosen word can
completely alter the meaning of a sentence, possibly resulting in
a missed opportunity to impress your reader.
English is your second language and you want to be certain that
your thoughts come across clearly on paper?
matter how good your content is, errors undermine your credibility
and image—and cost you money. You’ve come this far,
putting your heart and soul into your material, so why not create
a product that you’ll be proud of?
FOCUS ON FIVE KEY AREAS
(phrasing, verb tense, and awkward, confusing, or redundant wording)
(clarify and/or reorganize for content and structure)
(consistent use of formatting, clarify meaning, eliminate jargon,
(consistency of fonts, point sizes, line spacing, kerning)
DEFINITION OF TERMS
verifying format and edited material for consistency, typos, minor errors in spelling and missing or incorrect punctuation
Copy-editing (includes stylistic editing): editing for grammar, spelling, and punctuation; eliminating jargon; clarifying meaning; and checking for consistency
copy-editing and clarifying or reorganizing text for content and structure
Consulting accepts both electronic and printed forms:
documents (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files)
pages (e-mail HTML source files or printout of draft pages)
materials sent by mail or courier
WHAT YOU RECEIVE
receive two documents upon completion of our editing services:
draft of your original submission with the suggested changes highlighted,
including notes if applicable
The corrected version with no highlights or notes
StageCoach Consulting’s rates are highly competitive. Our editing services are quoted on by the hour or by the project. Factors taken into consideration are:
of the document
and degree of difficulty
pricing is available for charities and not-for-profit organizations.
Contact us for further information.
estimating purposes, a typical page is considered 250-300 words,
12-point font, and double-spaced.
obtain a free, no-obligation estimate, electronic
files may be submitted by e-mail as an attachment. Please
zip large files. If you require assistance, do not hesitate to contact
order to provide you an estimate, the following information is required:
Short description of project
Software and file format, if applicable
to work online or on paper
count or word count of the entire document to be edited
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST
For a partial list of clients, please see About Leona.
intellectual property is privileged information. StageCoach Consulting
will not disclose any information about you or your project without
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