Elisabeth Ptak edits books, newsletters, websites, and other publications. Her services include basic proofreading, copy editing, substantive line editing, and developmental editing for authors, publishers, and nonprofit organizations. She is a member of the American Copy Editors Society.


When you’re concentrating on content, it’s easy to miss typos and other small formatting errors. A fresh reading of your document by Elisabeth Ptak will help make sure your writing is error-free. Her professional review of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax with corrections noted will improve any project, whether it’s a newsletter, a book manuscript, or a media campaign with multiple elements.

Substantive or developmental editing

Many creative projects benefit from the objective eye of a person who can make suggestions about reorganizing, re-writing, or revising. An experienced editor, Elisabeth works with each client to help present his or her writing in a clear way so readers can appreciate the author’s perspective, point of view, storytelling ability, and vision.


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