Judith Broadhurst, owner of Polished Prose™, wrote feature and news articles for magazines and newspapers for 12 years. She also wrote a nonfiction book published by McGraw-Hill, plus chapters in three books for writers, and taught magazine writing for two universities before turning to editing full-time about 14 years ago. She specializes in substantive editing, also known as line editing. So she can turn your rough draft into polished prose, suggest changes to consider, or merely copyedit your final draft. You decide what level of editing you want. You see each and every change or suggestion, and she makes it quick and easy for you to decide which to accept or reject.
“My job is to help you impress your reader or your boss,” she says. “I also serve as an advocate for your readers. The goal is to make sure that they can easily understand what you want to tell them and enjoy reading it, too.”
Her extensive experience includes technical editing and marketing communications for well-known companies, such as IBM and Cisco; experience in health care quality management and managed care, plus training in medical informatics; newsletters about online publishing and ergonomics; and several years in writing corporate and foundation grant proposals for medical research, social services, and the arts. She edits articles by authors from all over the world, many of whom need help with their English to present work that meets their own and their publishers’ professional standards. See the Clients and Testimonials pages for details.