Put your best WORD forward

You’ve put your words on the page, but you’re not sure they’re ready for print. You want to be sure your words make sense and that there are no embarrassing typos or misspellings.

For more than a decade, Kathy McIntosh, owner of A Well-Placed Word, has been helping clients make their words work for them. I focus on the later stages of editing, once you have completed all your text. I provide copyediting and proofreading. (See what some of my clients have to say.)

  • I look at your finished document, line by line, word by word, checking for errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word usage, always striving to maintain your voice.
  • I look for consistency in names and in story line. I note when something is unclear, and if you agree, may rewrite the occasional clunky sentence.

In brief, I make sure that each of your words is well placed. For fiction writers, I make note of inappropriate or overused dialog tags, and of glaring factual errors.

Read about my process