Air is 78 percent nitrogen and only 21 percent oxygen. 4. air
4. Editing can give writing a lightness and airiness so there's room for your message to breathe.
I've worked with some wonderful people over the years. Here are a few examples of what they've said about our collaboration:
I’m not sure how I would have ever stuck with the work without Carolyn Bateman's support and guidance. Having spent much of my life as a professional journalist for some of Canada’s leading media outlets, I’ve worked with many excellent editors. Carolyn’s work rates at the top with the very best of them.” Milton Carman, former executive director, Ontario Arts Council
Carolyn is a gifted editor, the best I have ever had the chance to work with. Ruth Abramson, former UBC Sustainability Office Marketing/Communications Manager
I received invaluable advice and assistance from Carolyn Bateman, a patient and insightful editor, and for this I offer deep gratitude." Sid Tafler, acknowledgments page of Us and Them: A Memoir of Tribes and Tribulations (NetBC Publishing, Victoria, B.C.)
Carolyn Bateman has been the editor of all my works of fiction. She has an uncanny ability to enter a writer's thoughts and gently but firmly guide the author in turning good writing into excellent work. I would not submit a manuscript unless it had first had the benefit of her highly professional expertise." Patrick Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of the Irish Country Doctor series (Forge, New York)
We are deeply appreciative of our able editor Carolyn Bateman, who helped us on so many levels, from line and copy editing, to clarifying key themes. Carolyn brought valuable background to her editing, which helped her contribute far beyond the typical editorial comments about structure, flow, syntax, diction, etc. Her gentle yet direct approach was just the right mixture to stimulate us to expand our perspective." From the Acknowledgements page of A Chronicle of Progress, published by The Inner Activist, a pioneering organization bringing personal development programs to social change activists.