gerund or present participle:
editing 1.prepare (written material) for publication
by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it.
Editing makes writing better. Whether we are writing a conference abstract or a 70,000 word book, editing is what makes our ideas and intentions clearer to the reader. It helps us organize content and right size our ideas with word count. It helps us use a tone and style that aligns with our readers and publishers expectations and it keeps us humble.
Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the best editors in field. I am eternally indebted to these women for their patience and willingness to take the time to help me make my writing better.
Now I am privileged to have the time to do the same for others. If you have have the fortune to work with a good editor, return the favor. Help a newer writer by offering to edit their work. And try to embody the same patience and practicality as you benefited from in the past.
Types of writing I've edited
Academic program and curricular reviews
Copy for websites and social media
Encyclopedia Entries (academic)
Promotional Copy for Print Materials
Reviews of books and films (academic)