I offer a wide range of editorial services, from journalistic writing, to copyediting, to commercial copywriting. I bring over over 23 years of experience as an award-winning journalist, editor, and author to every one of my clients.
I’ll take on projects big and small, short-term to ongoing, from proofreading web copy to fact-checking research papers to line-editing book-length manuscripts. I offer professionalism, oodles of experience, and a willingness to work with a variety of different budgets. I’m friendly, efficient, and adaptable to clients’ needs.
Services include (but are not limited to):
• magazine and newspaper journalism, writing, and editing;
• copywriting for advertisements, websites, business plans, and more;
• copyediting and proofreading (AP Style and/or Chicago Manual of Style);
• developmental editing and writing coaching on everything from mission statements to cover letters to long-form feature stories to book-length manuscripts;
• assistance with all phases of self-publishing projects, from developmental editing to proofreading to design to logistics to publishing to marketing and distributing;
• research, data-collection, and data-crunching;
• smoothing out the wrinkles in text that has been translated into English;
• helping you find your writerly voice;
• full-blown rewrites and ghost-writing;
• gathering, organizing, synthesizing, and polishing your scattered information and words into usable text for your website, business, or organization;
• and many more editorial services.
I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the Author’s Guild.
For more information on my work experience and testimonials from folks I’ve worked with, please see my LinkedIn profile.
Stories I have written for High Country News over the past 13 years.
Cover stories on which I’ve been the lead editor (from developmental through line-editing) on, include: a captivating read by Paige Blankenbuehler about the endangered pupfish; a harrowing story about an oil well explosion on the edge of a Colorado suburb by the Story Group; a lovely essay about the “Pioneer of Ruin” by Sarah Gilman; and, perhaps my favorite, the late Chuck Bowden’s essay about Ed Abbey, Charles Ives, and the outlaws. I even line-edited a graphic novel that had been translated from Bulgarian into English, turning the stilted text into readable prose.
I’m also a top-notch data-journalist, with special expertise in gathering data about energy development and putting it into readable form. For a small sampling of that work, see my Tableau page.
And I even do graphic design.
Contact me to chat about how I can help you realize your next project: Jonathan@RiverOfLostSouls.com