Helping you take your work from excellent to outstanding
Pamela Taylor has over 30 years’ experience writing and editing a wide variety of materials in the corporate sphere. She is known not only for superior grammar skills, but also for her ability to quickly grasp the author’s intent and transform a document into a something that has a real impact on its audience.
The beginning of her career was spent in academia, where her editing skills contributed to highly polished research reports, grant proposals, and scholarly articles. She soon made a transition to the corporate world in a succession of software companies where her subject matter expertise contributed to her success in writing and editing everything from highly technical reference manuals and white papers to web content and marketing materials that captured the customer’s imagination. Her ability to synthesize the essence of a story from complex details is widely respected and is witnessed in the numerous testimonials she has received for her work.
Throughout her career, Pamela has worked with a wide variety of personalities and personal styles. She has exceptional skill in understanding the voice or style of the author and helping to ensure that is reflected in the finished work. At the same time, she is a good “coach,” helping an author to see how a different approach or a different choice of words might more effectively convey the message or story. She can collaborate equally well with the person who just wants to hand her something and say “fix it” as with the individual who wants to engage more fully in the process.
Upon retiring from the corporate sphere, she began freelancing and is actively developing a client base. She is also writing her own historical fiction series and is in the process of taking it to publication.
Pamela is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and is active in the North Texas Chapter.
Sample edit offered for new clients -- 10 pages at no charge; larger sample at an hourly fee, credited toward final invoice if a contract is agreed
Prefer to work on an hourly basis, but will consider per-page or per-project fees
Fifty-percent of fee due at contract signing; remainder upon completion of the work
"Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition" is my default style guide but am happy to follow whatever house style guide is appropriate for your work
Delivered product includes editorial summary, marked-up manuscript (using track changes), clean copy for reference, instructions on how to use track changes to accept/modify/reject specific editorial recommendations