Sarah Jefferies



Sarah Jefferies



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I believe in an editing process that honours the time, care, and creative energy that has gone into creating a piece of writing and that is built on professional standards, collaborative communication, and trust.

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Your writing is how you present yourself to the world. How you share your ideas and your research. How you secure funding. How you express yourself creatively. How you use your voice. How you leave your mark. How you connect.

I can assist with each stage of the writing process, from developing a project, to overcoming writer’s block, to addressing issues of grammar, style, and structure, to fine-tuning a final draft. I offer proofreading, copy editing, substantive editing, and developmental editing services, as well as manuscript consultations for works of fiction and non-fiction.

I specialize in editing scholarly works, including book manuscripts, dissertations, theses, articles, conference papers, and grant proposals. I edit across disciplines and bring an extensive knowledge of academic research methodologies, policies, granting procedures, and citation styles to my work.

Please visit my website for more information and to contact me about your project. I look forward to hearing from you to discuss your work.

Skills Academic consultation, Author support/coaching, Copy editing, Developmental editing, Editing, Literary coaching, Literary editing, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction editing, Proofreading, Research, Structural editing, Stylistic editing, Substantive editing, Writing advice, Writing coach
Subject / Areas of Interest Academic editing, Author support/coaching, Biography/memoir, Fiction, History, Humanities, Law, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction, Social Sciences
Types of Publications Books, Personal stories, Theses – Dissertations