Concise, clear, control, and correct. These four Cs can make or break your writing. Reading a piece of writing with misplaced modifiers or incorrect word choices will be an immediate fail. And a document that is too wordy and poorly organized is another epic fail.
I hired Deirdre to edit my Masters thesis in Nursing Administration. As anyone who has taken on such an endeavor can tell you, the bar is very high for what is an acceptable amount of format and grammatical errors. Deirdre was very thorough in editing, and she vastly improved the clarity of my thesis. I can actually hear her now as I write this "what do you want the reader to know with this sentence?" (I am sure she would love to use her red pen on some of my incorrect comma placements). In the end I got very good comments back on my thesis; they actually commented on the clarity of the work. That clarity came from Deirdre's detailed editing skills. I would definitely hire her again for editing.
Cindy Bitterman, RN, MSN