Writing and Editing Services

Website Content

Ensure your brand identity and voice is cohesive. Even if you don't need custom-written website copy, I can edit for clarity and style.

Promote your company across a variety of platforms and media with the right combination of campaigns.

  • website copy
  • promotional email campaigns
  • social media posts
  • articles and listicles
  • item or inventory descriptions

 

Resumes

An updated resume tailored to the specific career role you plan to pursue is vital. I can freshen up the layout of a dated resume and pair it with your current on-the-job achievements to help you connect with future employers.

You will provide me with a resume planning sheet to guide my writing. Depending on the details you provide, we may choose to schedule a consultation via Zoom so I can capitalize on your prior experiences to really make your resume stand out.

Academic Writing

Preparing major assignments for submission demands a careful reading prior to deadline day. I will provide recommendations and edits via your choice of software (Google Docs or Microsoft Word) with track changes applied.

Here are common projects:

  • thesis or dissertations (MLA, APA, Chicago, AP style guides)
  • narrative writing
  • research writing
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • essays

College Application Essays

College application season brings a flurry of deadlines. I can guide your high school senior through the writing process so their Common App essay is meaningful and memorable.

I am able to work with students during the drafting stage or revise a draft in progress. Let's work together to help your rising college freshman earn that coveted spot at their dream school!

Based on your student's needs we can work solely via Google Docs or discuss essays over Zoom. I am happy to accommodate your student's learning preferences as we craft the most important essay they will need to write.

 

 

Resume Revamp

Need to pretty up an infographic? I can do that too!

Ask about adapting your content into an infographic.

Get noticed with eye-catching designs
I use Canva custom templates to design infographics that will make your information memorable. Visually pleasing content is always a welcome addition to any presentation!

Know your research paper documentation style. First impressions count.

Too many writers ignore the finer details of the writing process including the paper's formatting. Verify the documentation style your instructor requires and follow it precisely. Don't leave this part of the research process to the very end or you may find yourself scrambling to fix errors on pages of research.

Here is a list of common documentation styles:

  • APA 
  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • AP

These common formatting errors usually need attention in student writing:

  • formatting title page, abstract, and references
  • in-text citations and reference page
  • missing publication dates
  • citing newer media such as Tweets, YouTube videos, and other social media content
  • creating an appendix page

Half the battle against poor documentation involves just knowing what a correct paper looks like. Most English instructors can glance at a research paper from a few feet away to tell if formatting errors exist. Some can tell the difference between a half a pica's difference in font size. They're brutal, I know.

Correct those problems on the front end and avoid placing the content of your writing under even further scrutiny. Be a well-respected researcher before they even really read your paper!

Need help with editing and proofreading? Click the link to find out more.

APA Rough Draft Checklist page 1
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What my clients think...

"Barbara knocked this project out of the park for us! I was stressing out about writing this content and she stepped in and did an outstanding job. I will definitely be working with her on more projects."

Oprette Design Firm
Pasadena

"Barbara was amazing! She proofread and adjusted my statement of intent in just a few hours and did such an amazing job with it. She was very easy to communicate with and kind. There is no doubt in my mind I would work with her again. She's a very talented writer."

Jennifer M.
Chicago