For more than 25 years, Chandra Sparks Splond has done freelance editing for schools, book and magazine publishers, and for aspiring and established authors, several of whom have made the New York Times, USA Today and Essence bestsellers lists. She has worked as an on-staff copy editor for Good Housekeeping magazine, Newsday, The Morning Call, as well as a major university. She was the consulting editor for BET Books/Arabesque, acquiring and editing manuscripts for Brenda Jackson, Donna Hill, Francis Ray, Rochelle Alers, and Jacquelin Thomas. She has also worked on projects for E. Lynn Harris, Kimberla Lawson Roby, as well as Random House, Harlequin, the Life Every Voice imprint of Moody Publishers, Strivers Row and Genesis Press. She is versed in APA, AP and Chicago Manual of Style.
Splond can help you in several ways:
Your project will be evaluated using the track changes feature of Microsoft Word to make sure it flows and your voice is maintained. She will also include an editorial letter critiquing the project.
Splond will examine your project for spelling, grammar, punctuation, proper word use (accept vs. except), style formatting, logical flow, redundancy, consistency, mislabeling and misnumbering of pages, ambiguous or incorrect statements, inappropriate figures of speech and sexist and slang language. The track changes feature of Microsoft Word will be used.
An editorial letter detailing your project’s strengths and weaknesses will be offered. If you utilize this option, your project will not be marked up or returned.
Please note: Splond does not edit erotica or documents with graphic sex or profanity.
Interested in seeing if I would be a good fit for your project? Email five consecutive doublespaced pages of your project to [email protected] for a free sample edit.