As a freelance copyeditor, my job is to make your original writing as clear as it can be.
I check sentences and paragraphs for clarity, consistency, and cohesion.
I scrutinize every word and mark of punctuation in a piece of writing to make certain that it conforms to a specific style and is free from grammatical errors.
I look at every comma, apostrophe, hyphen, dash, colon, and semicolon to make sure it is used properly in context.
I begin to correct spelling where the spell-checker leaves off, spotting homonyms (they're / their / there, threw / through, shear / sheer, seams / seems, martial / marshal, and the like) and misused or misplaced spellings (altogether / all together, into / in to, and the like).
But most of all, I make sure your words are the way you want them to be, on your terms, while preserving your vision and intent for your writing.