Mission

Writing can be difficult. Editing is even more delicate.

Artisan Editing provides professional word services to readers, writers, and businesses to help you with both tasks. Our primary goal as your editor and writer is to ensure the essence of your work is projected with direction and clarity.

Every project has its own needs.

We work with you to find those needs and bring them to fruition while respecting and preserving your vision.

All work is confidential and secure.

Services

Mistakes in spelling, grammar, and punctuation are costly — 59% of web users avoid doing business with anyone who has obvious spelling or grammar mistakes. They also make your business appear unprofessional and can ruin the reputation you have carefully crafted.

I value your reputation and am here to ensure mistakes don’t happen.

Whether you’re a business, student or author, I am your go-to editor who provides polished, clear, and professional copy and materials. Depending on your needs, I adhere to an existing house style, use an industry standard style (such as APA, MLA, Chicago Manual of Style, Associated Press, New York Times, and more), or am able to help you create one.

To assure your confidence with any service, I am happy to sign an NDA.

Proofreading

I examine text to correct typographical errors, and any remaining mistakes in grammar, style, punctuation, and spelling. I also examine the visual whole, pointing out issues in spacing. Ideally, proofreading is the final step before publication.

Copy Editing

There are several types of editing.

Copy Editing

I edit and finesse text by checking its consistency, continuity, accuracy, and conformity to editorial style. This includes syntax, grammar, precise wording, and punctuation.

SUBSTANTIVE / STRUCTURAL EDITING

This is heavy editing for both creative and business purposes. In non-fiction writing, I look at character development, plot, pacing, dialogue, order, and flow. It identifies issues to address in the writer’s next draft.

LINE / STYLISTIC EDITING

Focus is on the text, line by line, to ensure smoothness, clarity, and flow to your unique voice.

Contact me. We can discuss your needs and determine the level of editing your project requires.

Copywriting & Writing

I provide clearly written and accurate materials crafted according to your guidelines for subject matter, tone, length, and audience. My work has included text for websites, marketing and advertising, speeches, training and education materials, manuals, blog posts, scripts, and more. Contact me, and we can discuss your needs.

Businesses

Artisan Editing- Apps

Apps

I currently work with several apps (iOS and Android) to proofread copy for spelling, punctuation, syntax, capitalization, and grammatical errors. I also suggest rewriting or rephrasing as needed.

Artisan Editing- Advertising

ADVERTISING / MARKETING
MATERIALS:

• Ad copy
• Blog posts
• Brochures
• Newsletters
• Press Releases
• Social media campaigns
• Website copy

SERVICES INCLUDE:

• Proofreading for spelling, punctuation,
syntax, capitalization and grammatical
errors
• Rewriting or rephrasing as needed
• Copywriting

Artisan Editing- Blog and Websites

Blogs and Websites

I can work with you to determine your goals for your website. If you have an existing site, I can review and offer suggestions for creating your own style to reflect your voice, and make the content more compelling.

Services Include:

  • Proofreading for spelling, punctuation, syntax, capitalization and grammatical errors
  • Rewriting or rephrasing as needed
  • Copywriting
Artisan Editing- Education and Curriculum

Educational / Curriculum Materials

  • Lesson Plans
  • Textbooks
  • Training Manuals
  • Workbooks

Services Include:

  • Proofreading for spelling, punctuation, syntax, capitalization and grammatical errors
  • Rewriting or rephrasing as needed
  • Copywriting
Artisan Editing- Financial and Business Documents

Financial / Business Documents

  • Annual Reports
  • Blog Posts
  • Brochures
  • Company Reports
  • Economic Forecasts
  • Newsletters

Services Include:

  • Proofreading for spelling, punctuation, syntax, capitalization and grammatical errors
  • Rewriting or rephrasing as needed
  • Copywriting

I am happy to sign an NDA to assure confidence.

Artisan Editing- Magazines and Newsletters

Magazines and Newsletters

I work one-on-one with you to craft clarity and consistency in voice and tone to reflect the professional message unique to your brand.

Services Include:

  • Proofreading for spelling, punctuation, syntax, capitalization and grammatical errors
  • Rewriting or rephrasing as needed
  • Headline writing
  • Adherence to house style, or standard industry style (APA/MLA, Chicago Manual of Style, Associated Press, New York Times)
Artisan Editing- Medical and Health

Medical and Health Industry

Whether writing for patients or practitioners, the highest priority is accuracy. As a holder of a Master degree in Public Health, I have an ongoing relationship with some of the largest public health facilities and hospitals in the country to ensure their materials have a logical flow and structure through copy editing and proofreading. You can rest assured that your work will be presented in an accurate, clear, and organized fashion.

Materials include:

  • Business Plans
  • Case Studies
  • Marketing Content
  • Patient Education Materials
  • Promotional Literature
  • Proofreading Medical Journal Articles and Manuscripts
  • Website Content

Services Include:

  • Proofreading for spelling, punctuation, syntax, capitalization and grammatical errors
  • Rewriting or rephrasing as needed
  • Copywriting
Artisan Editing- Paper

White Papers

Rest assured that all of your classified research/ideas/content will be kept private and confidential, and not shared with any third party. I value your reputation, and am happy to sign an NDA.

Students & Writers

Artisan Editing- Academic Copyediting

Academic Copy Editing

  • Academic Essays
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s theses
  • Book Reviews
  • Dissertations
  • Research Proposals
  • Research Abstracts

Don’t let poor spelling and grammar be your downfall. Even spell-check systems on computers can’t catch most academic errors. I can. I also ensure your thoughts are clear and to the point by examining and critiquing the structure of your work.

Services Include:

  • Proofreading for spelling, punctuation, syntax, capitalization and grammatical errors
  • Rewriting or rephrasing as needed
Artisan Editing- Copyediting Books

Copy-editing Books

I work with you to maintain your voice, characters, and style while fine-tuning your material. Behind every great author is a professional copy-editor. I can help you stand out amongst the competition.

Types of Books:

  • Biography
  • Children’s Books
  • Comedy
  • Memoir
  • Novel
  • Short Stories

Services Include:

  • Proofreading for spelling, punctuation, syntax, capitalization and grammatical errors
  • Critique
Artisan Editing- Screenplays

Screenplays

I have 15 years of experience in Television and Movie manuscript critique, proofreading, and copy-editing. Even seasoned screenwriters need professional editors, proofreaders, and critiques.

Services:

  • Adherence to Publisher Guidelines
  • Character Critique and Ideas
  • Consistent Industry Formatting
  • Consistent Style and Tone
  • Developmental Editing
  • Dialogue Recommendations
  • Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling
  • Plot Evaluation
  • Rephrasing Suggestions for Flow and Clarity
  • Substantive Editing
  • Technical Element Suggestions
Artisan Editing- Meghan Kiely

About Meghan

As a writer and editor, I have been helping others with their words for most of my life.

With two master degrees and a background in fine art, my versatility has allowed me to work in the film and television industries in England, and as a script editor and writers’ assistant on The Simpsons for the past 17 years.

Students, authors, and businesses of every kind have sought my services because of my passion for detail. I’ve been trusted to create and/or put the finishing touches on: college and graduate school admission essays; doctoral dissertations; business plans; press releases; instruction materials; Emmy Award-winning scripts; and more. I also write copy for a wide range of media. My specialties include writing, proofreading, substantive editing, line/stylistic editing, and critique.

Whether you are trying to write a book, create a press release, start your business plan, or get your thoughts out on paper, I am here to help the true meaning of each word shine through.

You can find me on LinkedIn, and follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

I look forward to working with you.

Testimonials

"Getting marketing materials ready for final submission to the printer is time-consuming and frustrating when one thinks of the proofreading and final editing in terms of tables, figures, punctuation, appendices, table of contents, page numbers and so on.

This is where Meghan was invaluable. Her attention to detail in all of these areas along with grammar, sentence structure, references and overall layout was amazing. Meghan engaged with the content and offered suggestions for more context-specific words, which was very helpful and added to the overall flow and layout to these many documents.

I highly recommend Meghan for all proofreading or editing work and know that her attention to detail contributed to my overall success and continued interest in our services."

Kevin Monti,President, Life Home Care Solutions, LLC

We've worked with Meghan on several TV shows and she's always a joy to be around. And she has good ideas, too! In fact, we may ask her to help punch up this testimonial.

Gammill & ProssProducers The Simpsons

I cannot recommend Meghan highly enough. For over 17 years she has been an invaluable resource, assisting me on The Simpsons as well in various other writing ventures. She's precise, personable, professional, and overall, phenomenal. I could say more, but Meghan's sharp eye would recognize it as redundant, and suggest I cut it.

Joel H. CohenProducer The Simpsons

I worked with Meghan Kiely at The Simpsons for many years and found her to be the most reliable, smart, intuitive writers' assistant on the planet. I am a grammar, spelling, punctuation, and clarity nerd, and Meghan was always one step ahead of me in making the smart big and small fixes that every script needs. I would hire her in a second for any task involving editing, writing, script reviewing, etc. She’s the best in the business.

If you have any questions about Meghan, or want a more detailed reference, please don’t hesitate to contact Joel Cohen at 310-369-XXXX, between 11 am and 4 pm weekdays.

Ian Maxtone-GrahamFormer Simpsons writer and producer

I have hired Meghan on several projects over the past 15 years, from writing and punching-up television scripts, to managing social media for my company. She has a fantastic creative eye with strong business instincts, and gets to the point quickly and insightfully. A great collaborator as well as assignment writer, she is funny, professional and easy to work with. Will certainly be hiring her again!

Tally BarrEVP, Dakota Films

In project management, some of the topics covered can be a little dry, yet Meghan has a way to bring them to life. She is an amazing writer and truly has a gift for communicating her ideas concisely and effectively. Her writing is engaging, and can hold your interest. She knows where to focus, and when to switch gears. She also knows just how to phrase things so that the reader gets the whole picture, yet leaves enough of the details in to make it a rich reading experience. Besides being a strong business writer and editor, she also has a strong future in academia where her services are sorely needed.

I plan to utilize her sharp eye and attention to detail again when I need help in the future with my academic and business documents. With her talent, I would be foolish not to!

Marci RakestrawProject Manager and Professor, Benedictine University

Meghan and I have been academic peers for the past three years. Partnering on several group projects in multiple M.B.A. courses, Meghan’s proficiency in writing, content editing, proofreading & attention to detail quickly became apparent to both the instructors and myself. For a capstone class, Meghan compiled submissions from five peers, each with their unique writing styles, into a focused, concise thesis paper that resulted in an A.

She is, by far, the most thorough and detail-orientated person I know. I highly recommend Meghan for any type of writing or editing need.

David SiedleckiAssociate Director - Marketing Verizon

Meghan's ability to identify, improve and develop a higher quality product from the existing materials of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) was truly remarkable. Through the creation and refinement of the materials she produced, Meghan demonstrated an innate capacity to hone in on the true essence of what made educational materials useful to the LACDPH workforce, and how to make the people successful in their roles. Meghan continuously impressed me with her proactive approach to improving and creating new materials. I highly recommend working with Meghan. Her professional demeanor, proactive nature, and enthusiastic spirit made her a true joy to work with.

Aletha Wild, MPHProgram Manager Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health

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