Editorial Services

Native English editor offers preparation for publication to writers and publishers.

When you’ve worked hard on a project, you want the writing to be perfect. Whether you’re working on a newspaper op-ed or a query letter, a draft manuscript or a book proposal, editing from Belletra will make your writing the best it can be. Belletra’s editor, Casey Butterfield, has been helping authors to find the right words since 2001. Her style is delicate and diplomatic, but she can make drastic changes when that’s what it takes.

Now you can go directly to make an editing request, or click on a type of editing to learn more:

Developmental Editing | General
Developmental Editing | International Relations, Foreign and Public Policy
English Editing | Academic
English Editing | Corporate
Writing Coaching for Students
Scholarship Applications and Grantwriting

Developmental Editing | General

Developmental or structural editing from Belletra is an in-depth analysis of all creative aspects of a document, and goes far beyond simple style and structure. Does your writing match your audience? Casey can help you to streamline your language to reach the readers you want. With editing from Belletra, you will receive sensitive and sensible suggestions to improve your writing and prepare your piece for publication. We will also gladly incorporate any special requests to keep in mind during the editing process.

Developmental Editing | International Relations, Foreign and Public Policy

Belletra provides IR editing that is professional and policy-literate. Because Casey holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Cambridge and a Comparative Literature degree, she offers a unique perspective on research issues as well as standard editorial considerations. Her editing couples a knowledge of current geopolitics with a literary sensitivity to style and structure honed as Editor-in-Chief of the Atlantic Community, an online foreign affairs journal. She is a scrupulous researcher and will ensure that your policy paper, speech or op-ed is polished and that the arguments are sound and convincing.

English Editing | Academic

Are you a non-native English speaker writing academic papers? Fluid, fluent English can give you a great advantage in getting your submission accepted by an academic journal or publisher. English editing from Belletra will help you say what you want to say, in the kind of English that will get your ideas noticed. Casey can work with you on your journal articles, scientific papers, and conference presentations to put the spotlight on your findings–your vision, not your English skills.

English Editing | Corporate

If you are a non-native English speaker, English editing from Belletra will make your English writing clear and effective. Whether you are making a Powerpoint presentation, an Excel spreadsheet, or a White Paper, you will receive guidance on style, grammar and vocabulary to make what’s in your head come through clearly on the page. Casey has been helping professionals to improve their English writing since 2001. With her assistance, you’ll tame the English language to serve you and your subject matter. When a colleague or a supervisor reads your edited English writing, they will see an articulate representation of your ideas and your potential.

Writing Coaching for Students

If you spend weeks or months doing research on a paper, or studying for the AP, your grade should reflect the work that you’ve done. Coaching from Belletra will help you to make sure that your writing skills match your subject knowledge. When you hire Casey as your writing coach on a paper or an essay, you’ll receive detailed notes on writing structure, writing style and English grammar that come from her experience as an AP English writing coach at Oakland Tech High School. Casey earned the top score of 5 on the AP English Literature exam, AP English Language exam and AP Modern European History Exam–she will share what she’s learned with you to improve your writing and raise your test scores.

Scholarship Applications and Grantwriting

Belletra will help you create a successful grant application that illustrates your achievements to your best advantage. The editing process Casey uses will guide you toward producing a compelling narrative that showcases all that you’ve accomplished, a story that leads effortlessly to winning you the funding that you want. These methods have won Casey numerous scholarships and grants, including the U.S. Fulbright award and a scholarship for graduate study at the University of Cambridge.

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