I like to think of what I do as bridging the gap between the English classroom and the real world. Believe it or not, the “rules” of grammar, punctuation, and spelling exist simply to make reading easier, not to make writing harder. I use any and all resources available, paired with my experience as a reader, writer, and editor, to help your writing become error free and easy to read, while making sure that your unique voice is apparent throughout the manuscript.
You may notice that I put quotation marks around the word “rules.” That’s because, as you’ll find out very quickly if you try to find an answer to a grammar question, the rules change. For example, consider my business name, Carrie the Copy Editor. The editing profession cannot even agree whether it should be “copy editor” or “copyeditor.” As with all grammar and style issues, there are legitimate arguments on both sides. When I edit your work, I will present you with the available solutions and help you choose the one that is best for your manuscript and your audience.
I look forward to working with you. Happy writing!