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
… copy editor Lori Paximadis exhibited tremendous grace under pressure, and improved the manuscript immeasurably.Dan Lyons
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The usual workload here at Pax Studio is anywhere from three to six projects at a time, in various stages of progress, although sometimes it's less, and sometimes it's more. How do I manage all that? Block scheduling and interweaving. One of the first things I do as...read more