Shirley Collingridge Wordsmith

Top Quality Editing Makes Good Ideas Look Great

What should I expect from an editor?
Editors are as different from other editors as writers are from other writers. However, there are specific traits you want in an editor:
  • An editor should be, above all, accurate and knowledgeable.
  • She should easily recognize the difference between American and Canadian spelling.
  • She should answer your questions respectfully.
  • She should maintain the unique flavour of your work.
How long will my job take?
The number of editing hours depends on several factors:
  • level of edit requested (light, moderate, heavy)
  • density of the document (technical terms, complexity)
  • deadline set by the client
A standard edit is generally three to six pages per hour (25 double-spaced lines or 250 words per page).

What can the Wordsmith do for me?
With more than three decades of editing experience and two degrees in English, Shirley Collingridge, Wordsmith makes your good ideas look great.

Her areas of Specialization
  • Books - fiction and nonfiction
  • Annual Reports
  • Awards Applications
  • Fact Sheets
  • Legal Documentation
  • Medical Documentation
  • Business Letters
  • Direct Sales Letters
  • Collections
  • Appeals
  • Newsletters
  • Brochures
  • Websites
Shirley Collingridge, Wordsmith



From touch-ups
..... to substantive editing
........ to ghostwriting,

Shirley Collingridge, Wordsmith
transforms your genius into outstanding text that makes you proud.



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