Writing and editing

AA Nuncio LLC provides the following writing and editing services:

Creative writing

I offer top-quality writing in most major writing styles—journalism, business, literary, academic, etc.—and on virtually any subject.

Copy editing

The copy editor's job is summarized in the Five Cs: to make the copy (text) clear, correct, concise, comprehensible, and consistent. Typically, copy editing involves correcting spelling, terminology, punctuation, grammatical, and semantic errors; ensuring that the typescript adheres to the publisher's house style; and adding standardized headers, footers, headlines, etc.

I subscribe to this philosophy as regards text, but take it a step farther. I look at documents holistically. This means that I correct text like traditional editors (“correcting spelling, terminology, punctuation, grammatical, and semantic errors”), but I also correct metadata and markup.


Proofreading traditionally means reading a proof copy (i.e., a hard copy) of a text in order to detect and correct any errors. My proofreading markup is compliant with the ISO 5776 standard.

Peer review

Most translations and writing projects require peer review.

For translations, this means that a second translator must review the translation.

For writing projects, another writer must act as copy editor.

As a rule, no text should be published unless it has gone through peer review. Even text written by a veteran writer can benefit from peer review.

Although I make every effort to ensure the quality of my texts, when my clients choose to omit peer review (typically, in order to reduce the project cost), they assume ultimate responsibility for the finished product.