Hey there, I’m Nic! 👋🏽I’m an incredible editor and by the time we’re done working together, you will experience a love for your work you didn’t know existed. 🧡
My editing skills include a unique blend of:— affirming and validating what I think you’re doing really effectively in your writing— editing from the perspective of your target audience, and pointing out where you’re making assumptions about what they may already know or not know— highlighting when what you’re trying to say and what you’re actually saying are incongruent— calling attention to language which might lose the reader, perpetuate systems of oppression, convey beliefs you might not want to convey, etc.— streamlining redundant copy— making suggestions for changes without attachment to whether or not you implement them (i.e., I honor your sovereignty and don’t take it personally if we disagree)— the usual grammatical and punctuation editing— style suggestions for visual coherence, use of fonts, colors, photos, graphics, etc., when applicable
… and I do all of this directly, with compassion and flexibility.If you’re interested in discussing more about how I can support you, send me an email with a description of the work you have in mind, and I’ll respond to you within 24 hours! 🌈
Continue reading for endorsements of my skill, compassion, editing style, and general amazingness… 😄
"Nic's feedback on my children's book manuscript was honest and direct, but very compassionate. They were a fantastic guide during the process, asking me for permission to offer more and giving me agency to say I wanted less.
I was surprised at how different it was from my other experiences with editors and pre-readers. It was focused on grammar, structure, etc., yes, but also on creating a product that most reflected my voice and values. The feedback felt very personal. I loved my book before, and thought it was done, but Nic brought a sprinkle of magic I didn't know was missing. I feel lucky to have worked with them."
~ Rebekah Borucki, BexLife.com
———"Nic's presentation and explanations helped me understand the changes that needed to be made and why. From grammar to layout and all the punctuation in between, it was very helpful.
They also clarified when I got too technical about a specific code explanation. That feedback was paramount to making my product great, and something Grammarly never would have caught!
Working with Nic was a total game-changer for me. Nic was able to help me clean up the content, correct my grammar, and still keep my voice in every project. The explanations I got for changes were clear and detailed enough that I could move forward with edits without a million back and forth emails working out the minutia of the copy. Totally worth the investment and I plan to hire Nic for any and every copy heavy project in my future!!"
~ Becca Harpain, InsideTheSquare.co
"Nic edited my book, Tender Weirdo, and my book proposal. It was all so helpful. Their clear eye for mistakes, places where things could be leaner, places where things could be clearer. They provided an invaluable combo of line and copy editing. They were also tremendously encouraging of what I was up to while keeping my eye on the overall cohesion of the project.
They helped me see some of my patterns of writing and I could decide from there whether they were patterns I wanted to continue or things I wanted to change. It was super helpful that they were enthusiastic, but not attached to the outcome or whether I would use their edits.
Anyone would be so lucky to work with Nic. I can't overstate that I don't know that I would have gotten my book proposal done at all without their help. I was scared of it and they helped break it into bite-sized pieces while still respecting my pace and comfort."
~ Jenn Sutkowski, jennsutkowski.com
Nic's feedback on my website copy and professional correspondence was straightforward and easy to follow, as well as grammatically correct. It was a great balance of professional and friendly, while not being too lengthy.
They are a rockstar. So smart, dedicated, and efficient. They have a unique gift of simultaneously being able to see the big picture as well as the small details, which in my world, is everything.
~ Haley Seppa, haleyseppa.com
Nic helped me simplify and clarify the message I wanted to convey to my audience, not only with the copy on my website, but also visually. They have a great eye for finding and cutting out “excess noise” in the form of words and pictures so the main message is not lost! I also like how straightforward and honest Nic is. They are able to make connections I would never have seen unless they pointed them out to me.
Nic asked clarifying questions to understand who I am and what my intentions were, so they could help me capture the essence of my purpose and refine my thoughts and words into a cohesive and clear message. I am extremely impressed with the laser focus and meticulous eye they bring to the table, it is a rare talent and gift. I am SO GRATEFUL to have worked with a brilliant editor like Nic!
~ Alice Feng, justbreathewithme.com