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Raven's Writing services

Raven Grimaldi has been providing writing, editing and proofreading services for more than 20 years, a published award-winning author who has been instrumental in helping corporations, website designers, small business, medical institutions and academics establish branding and a professional image. She has edited and coached writers of fiction and non -fiction from inception to publication and taught creative and business writing at the college level.

 

Editing & Proofreading

When doing basic editing, Raven will edit for:

  • grammar
  • spelling
  • clarity
  • punctuation (those pesky commas and apostrophes) 
  • verb tenses
  • paragraph placement
  • ill-advised word choices

Sometimes more substantial changes are required, such as clarification of meaning, changing sentence structure, rearranging the contents, or repetitive problems as above.  For a substantial edit, or revision, Raven will also look at the following:

  • structure
  • cohesiveness
  • meaning
  • full development

After Raven reviews your project or manuscript, she can give you an estimate based upon which type of editing you need. For proofreading on a manuscript or project that is fully edited, Raven will go over it for any typos or errors and note any corrections needed.

Copywriting

Raven is well versed in writing press releases, ad copy, website text, film synopses, newspaper submissions, music liner notes- pretty much whatever you need, Raven has done it.

Submit the pertinent facts, what you need and how soon you need it. Raven will write a draft for your approval.

Manuscript Review & Critique

This service is primarily for authors of book-length fiction or non-fiction (50,000 words or more) manuscripts, (but certainly available for shorter pieces as well, that are destined for publication, such as short stories or articles), that are:

  • In rough draft form, ready for critique and suggestions for improvement, OR
  • In a more polished form, to be proofed before submission to a publisher.

Raven will review and critique as needed to start and if additional editing is needed, Raven will contact you.

Personal Writing Coach

Raven has worked aspiring beginners to experienced published authors and helped them achieve their writing goals, across the U.S. and internationally. Raven draws on her long experience in teaching writing to inspire and urge writers forward with their work, from the first paragraphs to, in some cases, editing the final product before publication.  This is not a set series of "classes" or workshops,  but on a more informal back and forth email basis, that will last as long as you need her assistance. In some cases, this may be a couple of months, and in others, a year or more.  It's sort of like having your own private writing teacher, and many have found this service very helpful.

If this is something you would like to know more about, send Raven an email on the submissions page and we can discuss in more detail.