Writing is hard work.

Hours crawl by while you hunch over your desk, in thrall to words that may or may not come, while deadlines loom and the mountain of unwashed dishes in your sink grows so high you need crampons to reach the top. Friends and colleagues have generously supplied their opinions, and by now you have rewritten your novel/essay/report so many times your eyes hurt every time you think about it.

But, you ask, is it ready?

As a professional editor, I can help you produce clean and sophisticated writing. I will gladly work with you to determine what level of editing is appropriate for your project and to verify that the tone and content of your written work is suitable for your intended audience.

 If you write non-fiction, I will ensure that your meaning is clear and that your content is internally consistent. I can also suggest ways to arrange and format your text so your readers will find the information they need quickly and easily.

If you write fiction, I will help you pace your plot, develop characters that are fascinating and complex, and ensure that the world you have created is as credible as it is vibrant.

Whatever the genre, your writing should be precise, concise, and engaging. It’s my job to help you reveal beauty with your words.

Una Verdandi, 2016*

* As of September 23, 2016, my name was legally changed from Abby Egerter to Una Verdandi in accordance with Ontario’s Change of Name Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.7.