A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of
a living thought, and may vary greatly in color and content according
to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes
I am able to write many documents from start to finish for client convenience. Such documents include but are not limited to:
Simply contact me with details concerning your requirements, and I will give you a free estimate of cost and turnaround time. If the document you need is not listed above, please ask. We can likely meet your needs.
While I do not accept fiction or non-fiction ghostwriting projects, I do take commissions for opinion pieces, essays, articles, and chapters creditable to me. If you are interested in having me write for a publication such as a print or online journal, newsletter, magazine, or anthology, please get in touch. I will happily consider your proposal. Those interested in getting a feel for my writing are welcome to take a look at my writing samples, as well as my blog.
Clients requiring substantive editing need help shaping their writing project. Such editing goes well beyond checking for basic spelling and grammar. It involves improving the structural organization, wording, and flow of the written document in order to strengthen the voice and message of the writer. Substantive editing brings writing still in an early stage of development to advanced or final draft form. If you believe your project requires substantive editing, please submit it via one of the methods listed on the Contact Kirsten page to obtain a free estimate of cost and turnaround time.
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Documents needing moderate editing, also known as copy editing, already have solid structure and organization. They demand attention to other problems that prevent the author from communicating as effectively and succinctly as possible. In addition to basic spelling and grammar, copy editing focuses on sentence structure, verb usage, vocabulary choice, and other issues related to strengthening the author’s voice, tone, and message. The goal of copy editing is to bring a writing project in a middle or late stage of development to a final draft. If you believe your project requires copy editing, please submit it via one of the methods listed on the Contact Kirsten page to obtain a free estimate of cost and turnaround time.
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The lightest sort of editing available, proofreading takes place once a written project has passed all stages of major revision. It deals with any minor problems that may still exist within the text, particularly spelling, punctuation, grammatical, and typographical errors. If your project is ready for proofreading, please submit it via one of the methods listed on the Contact Kirsten page for a free estimate of cost and turnaround time.
The Well-Constructed Sentence’s transcription service renders speech from audio and video documents into easily comprehensible written form. Clients may request various levels of transcription. Some individuals or businesses may need nothing more than a basic accounting of spoken words. Others may require more detailed information, including notation of vocal tone and pitch, emotion, and non-verbal factors. I am able to use established notation methods or tailor a project-specific system to a client's requirements. If you are interested in transcription services, please contact me to discuss your needs so that I can offer you a free estimate of cost and turnaround time.
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