Lori Paximadis

Words Matter. Neatness Counts.

Your third-grade teacher was right. The quality of your presentation affects your grade — only now we’re grown up, and your readers and your customers are the ones doing the grading.

Much like your body language unconsciously reveals more than what your words themselves convey, grammar, style, and layout can affect how your words and ideas are perceived.

Put your publication in the hands of a seasoned publishing professional who knows how to improve clarity and impose consistency without losing the author’s voice, and who can wrangle the most complicated projects into shape for on-time delivery.

Thank you for doing such an amazing job copyediting my book. It can be nerve-wracking to put words out into the world, and it’s nice to have someone diligent backstopping you.

Sarah Scoles

author, Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

… copy editor Lori Paximadis exhibited tremendous grace under pressure, and improved the manuscript immeasurably.

Dan Lyons

author, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble

Thank you for all your hard work on BARBED WIRE HEART. Your attention to detail and understanding of prose, story, and character is top notch. Your expert handling of challenging and unusual narrative structures added so much to my non-linear novel, and I’m deeply appreciative.

Tess Sharpe

author, Barbed Wire Heart

Managing tasks

My job as a self-employed editor means keeping track of dozens — sometimes hundreds — of discrete tasks for each project. And at any given time, I typically have three to five projects on my desk at the same time, sometimes up to ten in various stage of completion....

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The Envelope of Destruction

The Envelope of Destruction is a filing hack I have been using for a number of years. The premise is simple: if you have to hang on to a piece of paper for a while, but not forever, stick it in the Envelope of Destruction. It will be there if you need it, but...

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Curiosity killed my morning

The post below is an expansion and clarification of a post I made on my personal Facebook account yesterday. I zipped that one off in about 45 minutes, and parts of it were not as clear as they could have been and not well explained, so I thought I should take a...

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