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“Omit needless words.”

Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style

Writing is fun.

Editing is not. Unless you’re a little crazy, like a goalie in soccer. Or hockey. It doesn’t matter which.

You’ve spent hours writing on the same task. What do you cut? Why should you cut? Why should you choose? Editing is tricky, but, also like a goalie, it’s necessary.

I can help.


See? I just deleted something very clever because it didn’t fit. And isn’t this so much better?

Got a short- to medium-length writing project that needs some polish? Let me help you sharpen your writing to match your goals. As a copywriter for a financial institution, I’m used to editing content quickly and cleanly to fit it to whatever purpose is needed.

  • Powering through a term paper or a work presentation and need a proofreader’s help to avoid typos and other calamitous products of fatigue?
  • Need a second set of eyes on your essay for a scholarship application?
  • Want help spicing up your annual family newsletter? Or a letter to a lover in another decade through a magic mailbox?
  • Looking for a line editor to tighten up your brilliant article and keep your voice consistent?

I’m here to help. Drop me a line and I’ll edit yours. Some projects might exceed my bandwidth, so let’s chat about it.

Devin Hallett

I love writing. I love reading. I love editing. I just like working with words.

I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature and I’ve spent the past 5 years as a copywriter for a $1B+ credit union based in the Bay Area. I’ve written technical procedures, marketing communications, internal newsletters and announcements, social media responses and apologies, and automated letters and notices.

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