Everything on the page matters. Every comma, colon, hyphen and apostrophe is a miniature test to demonstrate that your work deserves attention and respect.
Meticulous proofreading is essential, as is thoroughly evaluating the big concepts that undergird the foundation of your project – whether that be fiction or nonfiction. Hiring an editor is not always necessary, but it is the best way to ensure that your ideas are sound and that those niggling typos don’t slip through the cracks for all to see.
Hiring an editor will also earn you a confidant and a booster in an endeavor that can occasionally be isolating, tedious and daunting. Even the best of us need some sympathy and encouragement, and an editor will be there to motivate and help you see the forest for the trees when the task becomes bewildering.
If you need help with a project, then please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss your writing. I’m particularly interested in novels of all kinds and non-fiction works concerning science, history, travel, politics, outdoor adventure and ecology.
My rates are consistent with industry standards, but I can be flexible depending on the client, the timing, and the material.
Thanks for your consideration. I hope to work with you soon!
BRIEF CURRICULUM VITAE:
• Freelance editor who has assisted numerous scientists, environmental advocates, political aspirants, and creative writers, including New York Times bestselling author Dr. Michael Gurian (Saving Our Sons, Feb. 2017).
• Author of novels If We Get There and Deep Fire Rise (forthcoming).
• Journalist and photographer whose work has appeared in Bugle, High Country News, Real Change, Longview’s Daily News and as the featured cover story for American Motorcyclist (March 2014).
• Investigative reporter whose series about forestry herbicides and their impact on local wildlife was praised by editors of Northwest Sportsmen Magazine, the Yakima Herald, Cascadia Wildlands, Beyond Toxics, and Horns and Hooks Radio.
“Jon Gosch is a keen, professional editor and a pleasure to work with. He was quick to understand my vision and voice, and ensured that my prose always matched my message and tone. He’s also a meticulous proofreader with a knack for catching the small (but sometimes hugely embarrassing) typos many others miss. I recommend Jon’s work to anyone in need of an editor with a sharp eye and a steady hand.”
–Michael Gurian, New York Times bestselling author of 28 books. His most recent release is Saving Our Sons: A New Path for Raising Healthy and Resilient Boys
“I was looking for someone to review, edit and improve my self-published visionary fiction trilogy. Jon took on the project and in a short period of time delivered back a detailed, insightful, useful critique of Book 1. We had several excellent review/brainstorming sessions and I am now in the process of revision. I recommend Jon highly based upon the quality of his work, the fairness of his fee, and the spirit that he brings to the work.”
–Robert Cole, Author of The Call
“Working with Jon is inspiring and refreshing. He helps me focus on the essential story elements.”
–John Robideaux, Author of Escape into Rain (forthcoming)
“I love his work!”
–Jerry Bustin, Author of Arizona Enforcers (forthcoming)