Author George Orwell wrote:
“Good prose is like a window pane.”

Editor Antonia Morton says:
“Good editing is like a squirt of Windex.”

Editing: For Journalists and Writers

Get “the editor advantage”

Professional writers know that quality counts. A newspaper or magazine editor, or a reader at a publishing house, or a literary agent, is much more likely to accept your copy when it’s in good shape, ready to run – without needing any attention from the (usually overworked) in-house editing staff

Today’s publishing, journalism and academic worlds are more competitive than ever. That’s why many creative people rely on us to buff up their work before they send it off. They know that having their writing in top-notch shape gives them a definite edge over other writers.

Here's what we do for your story:

  • Heighten your unique voice, making you sound MORE like you.
  • Be alert for any missing facts or material that could damage your credibility.
  • Recognize and clarify any ambiguity that might confuse your readers.
  • Solve large and small structural difficulties.
  • Make sure that your spelling, punctuation and grammar is all quite correct.

We also help you pack more content into your word count. If you’re over your length limit but don’t feel you’ve covered all you want to say, we trim your text to allow you to expand your message. We can usually shorten a document by 10–30%, with no loss of content – just by streamlining your prose and cutting any deadwood.

Our journalism training and experience, plus a wide knowledge of many fields, allows us to tackle a wide range of subjects: at Clear Text, we’re competent generalists. We’ve edited material on topics as diverse as wine-making, personal finances, self-help, nursing practices, restaurant reviews, alcoholism, linguistics, media, human evolution, military history, geopolitics, women’s issues, travel, and lifestyles.

Some writers or organizations we’ve edited for include Canadian wine guru and best-selling author Natalie MacLean; various fiction and non-fiction authors; Capital City, a local “alternative” weekly paper; Ottawa Magazine; the Canadian Press; and the Kingston Whig-Standard.

For more on how we help you hone your competitive edge:

  • If you’ve got a book idea, visit the For Authors page
  • View a brief Edit Demo
  • Need a complete rewrite? Check out our Writing services

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