I offer copy editing and proofreading services to help you communicate your message the way it’s meant to be read.
I’m the person who notices a double space where there should only be one, and who cringes at the absent period at the end of a sentence. I’m also quick to spot where a piece of writing gets stuck in being unclear, and know how to ask the right questions or suggest changes that get your writing flowing again.
Even the best writers need an editor to give their content a sweep before hitting “publish.”
I will review and edit your writing for improved organization, clarity, and flow so that what you want to communicate is presented in the most readable and impactful way possible.
Copy editing also includes everything covered in my proofreading services (see below).
“Janice was hired to edit our entire wellness website. Our team found her to be extremely professional and knowledgeable. Her guidance helped walk us through the process with clarity, and she made things on our site more clear and easy to understand. She was patient and able to quickly pick up on our needs for the site.
Janice is a real pleasure to work with, and we would highly recommend her skills to anyone looking for more clarity and optimization of their website.”Lucy Duong, Business Owner
Copy Editing + Marketing Lens
With my background in marketing and communications, I can also edit your writing with an eye to the target audience you serve.
In addition to my full copy editing service, I will review your business’ target audience persona to understand your customers’ needs, challenges, and values. I’ll also get familiar with your brand voice to embody the style/tone of voice your customers will want to listen to.
Haven’t created a target audience persona or identified your brand voice yet? Let’s add it to the package and work on it together. These pieces are essential to ensure that all your future copy is laser-targeted towards your intended reader instead of speaking to everybody (which in marketing translates to no one).
“Working with Janice Ho is a great combination of easy-going and joyful interaction with serious, timely, critical edits to my writing. I am often surprised at how fast Janice responds to drafts that I send her, always with encouragement and key edits or ideas that were missing.
She not only has an eye for detailed editing, she guides me on the overall strategy and approach to successfully promoting my own work. Janice can put herself in the shoes of my audience and make sure my messaging is understandable to someone reading it for the first time. Janice’s marketing savvy has been really valuable to my online teaching and growing my small business.”Lara Mrosovsky (Co-founder, Miinikaan)
Having your writing proofread means your reader won’t be distracted by rambling sentences or spelling errors. Instead, they can focus on the important message you’re trying to deliver to your audience.
I will proofread your content to ensure accuracy of spelling, grammar, and punctuation, as well as consistency in formatting and style.
My Copy Editing and Proofreading Projects
My copy editing and proofreading projects have spanned a broad range of communication products, including website copy, articles, marketing emails, e-books, guides, brochures, academic journal manuscripts, technical reports, resumes, and more.
My projects have also involved a diversity of topics (e.g., life sciences, education, the environment, farming, mental health and wellness, social commentary) and clients (e.g., entrepreneurs, government, academics, other editors, postgraduate students, non-profit organizations).
“I hired Janice to edit a grant application that I had a short deadline on. She not only corrected my grammar and at times flow/structure of my entire application, but more importantly she also made edits and adjusted the flow of my answers based on the context of what I was applying for to better suit the funder’s requirements. In addition, I found her knowledge and skill of Google Docs very helpful in the editing process. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone else in the same boat.”Ivan Wadgymar (Founder, Maizal)
Work With Me
What piece of writing do you need polished with an editor’s eagle eye? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how I can help you deliver your message the way it’s meant to be heard.