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Roberta Basarbolieva's
Compelling Edits

What are you writing?

Fiction

Writing enticing fiction that will hold your reader is centred around two tenets: a good idea and a gripping structure. The good ideas come from you, the writer. The structure is something that I can help you with. How much description does a venue need? When do you first mention the fatal flaw of your character? How much conversation is enough conversation?

Fiction editing also includes grammar polishing, typo correction, punctuation management. A fiction editor ensures that your characters start and finish with the same name, fight scenes contain not more than two legs per human character, and love scenes only offer the humour you intended them to have.

Theses and Dissertations

Writing a university paper in the humanities or social sciences and would like a second look?

I offer proofreading of theses and dissertations, as well as of academic papers for submission. This service includes spelling, grammar, and punctuation checks, querying overly long sentences and unclear word choice, and a consistency check.

Document formatting and reference formatting can also be included as additional services to thesis proofreading.

Business literature

Small companies often do not have dedicated marketing departments and as a result their content may suffer from lack of style consistency or an uneven brand voice. I can help with that. I can proof-edit the marketing literature you already have to imbue it with the right energy to attract the customers you want and build their confidence in your abilities and services.

On the other hand, if you are a job seeker, I can help you organise and polish your CV to maximise your chances of being hired for your dream job.

Food writing

Are you a restaurant owner? Event planner? A designer who often has to deal with food-related materials?

 

I can help you attract a variety of customers by ensuring that your menus, social media posts and promotional materials are correctly spelled and punctuated, presenting you as a trustworthy and knowledgeable provider of good meals and entertainment.