Freelance Editing by Don Hunt
Hello! Are you ready for some editing?! I will help you take your writing to the next level and encourage
you along the way. If you’re ready, then so am I!
The Heavy Edit
‘Heavy’ editing is what most authors need and actually want. Types of editing are usually divided up into very
specific and narrow categories, but what we need is someone to scrutinize every word, sentence, and paragraph.
With heavy editing, I’ll look at virtually everything. I’ll look for readability, continuity, and flow; if a
section needs reworking, rewording, or reorganizing, then I’ll let you know. If I see spelling or grammar errors,
I’ll fix them or flag them. I’ll also make suggestions as I go. You’re not in this alone!
The Light Touch (aka Proofreading)
Proofreading checks for spelling, grammar, punctuation, repeated words – what are commonly called ‘typos” that
often get overlooked. Proofreading is typically the last stage of editing.
Developmental Editing is when you have an idea, or a few chapters, but you need help whipping them into some
coherent shape, so you can move forward. With Developmental Editing, I’ll look at overall concept, character
descriptions, plot, theme, outline, and internal logic of the pieces (e.g., Do all the topics clearly fit in
your business leadership book? Are the magic rules consistent?). I will help you explore the groundwork,
so you can start writing the piece you want.
Are you looking to take your writing to the next level? After we identify your goals and your timetable, I will
help you explore best practices for generating ideas and becoming more productive with your writing. We will hone
your writing habits and tools to get you on your way to finishing your next project. Don’t lose another day! You can
Original Content/Ghost Writing
You bring the idea, and the general outline or key points, and I will bring your project to life. I do the hard
work, you get the glory! You'll need to supply a few writing samples, so I can capture your voice and style.
Style Guide Editing
Editing for a specific Manual of Style (MoS) may be available at an additional cost. While I’m editing, I am
looking for consistency
of punctuation, but not necessarily for a specific
style. The reason for
this is that there are literally dozens of styles out there. Please make sure to ask ahead of time.
o Contact me at:
rates and to get the ball rolling!
o Unless agreed to ahead of time, contracted services
are for one round of edits. Additional rounds of
editing can be negotiated at a potentially lower
o Writing samples are required before prices can be
o Deposit Required. Rush rates available.
o You can check out some of my writing here: