We can help you with the following:
Coaching for better writing, papers and essays for courses,
articles for publication, Curriculum Vitae, proposals for
scholarships and grants, school applications and workshop and
Coaching for better writing, résumés, curriculum
development, personal life stories or biographies, goals and
mission statements, brochures and newsletters, short stories,
poems, non-fiction articles for magazines and non-fiction
books and book chapters
Our services include:
After analyzing your manuscript for strengths and weaknesses
we provide you with a brief report with suggestions for
Proofreading: We check
text for minor, mechanical errors, such as spelling mistakes,
typos, or small deviations from a style.
Copy & Stylistic
Editing: We correct grammatical errors, word usage,
spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure. We check the
internal consistency of facts, look to clarify meaning,
eliminate jargon, polish the language, and do other
Structural Editing: We
reorganize a manuscript to improve clarity in content and
Rewriting : We create a
new manuscript, or parts of a manuscript, on the basis of
content and research supplied by the author.
Editing services do not include research or writing of
original material. For that service go to Research.
Do you have a question? Would you like to discuss an idea
or a project? Contact
us and we will be happy to explore the possibilities with
What our clients say about us ...
"Lucía has worked as our
senior editor and writer for the past five years. Her work
is of the highest quality and always goes above and beyond
our expectations. She has consistently delivered materials
ahead of deadlines which is a rare and welcomed surprise in
the publishing world! We highly recommend Lucía's
work as an editor, writer, and language
"Lucía is very organized
and creative. Her personal experience and light-hearted
approach allowed her to write and capture just the voice we
needed for our women's networking
"In every case, you captured
exactly what the essay had tried to say, but in a much more
compelling, elegant, and correct fashion."
"Thank you very much for your hard work. I have
been very pleased with your conscientious effort, as well as your accessibility,
promptness, and regular and clear communication. I wish to express my gratitude
for your assistance, and for your willingness to do this within imposed time
constraints. I believe that the word limit was achieved and that the writing
and overall arguments are clear now!"
"Excellent service and good
advice. Lucía helped me with my application essays,
giving me insights into how to be more engaging and
"Thanks for the excellent
communication and fast response to the
"As the managing editor of
Living + Magazine, I was impressed with how quickly
Lucía adapted her writing to the editorial style of
the publication, and how expertly and confidently she wrote
on a wide range of topics -- in an area (HIV/AIDS) with
which she had little previous familiarity. When I assigned
an article to Lucía, I knew she would deliver top-notch
work every time: well-researched, well-articulated, and
"We hired her at the YWCA to
help us write a handbook on networking for women entering
or re-entering the workforce. She provided insight,
in-depth understanding of cross cultural communication and
the business environment. She helped make the handbook
culturally sensitive, relevant and useful. She generated
good ideas and discussion and delivered a well-written
first draft. I recommend Lucía to anyone looking for
help with writing a user-focused document, such as a manual
"I highly recommend Lucía
as an editor and translator. Not only is she easy and
enjoyable to work with, but she is a great writer who is
insightful, articulate, and efficient!"
"Dear Lucía! Friday we had to
present the class about anorexia and bulimia. Now I can tell you
that I got the highest mark and until now, the only one in the
class and I am very happy. Thank you so much for your help! Your
work helped me a lot."
"Lucía's ability to put herself
in your place and do the editing from that point of view is remarkable.
She also speaks several languages, which I feel is very important,
because English is not my first language and she is capable of figuring
out what I meant to say without changing the meaning. It has been a very
"Lucía Terra has worked with me on a
contract basis since October, 2010. She's contributed in many meaningful
ways in that time. Among other tasks, she's researched and written internal
documents for the communications team [...] written newsletters and other
documents for our safety/customer satisfaction department, [...] created
several pieces of site copy for the website, and has acted as an editor on
newsletters, site copy, and blog posts.
In each of her projects, Lucía has been timely and responsive to direction.
Most importantly, she is also a highly skilled writer and researcher.
Her international background and general sensitivity to language have been
of great use for our particular audience. As an added bonus, she's a friendly
person who is very easy to work with. I highly recommend Lucía, and have had
a wonderful time working with her."
"Thank you for your wonderful help and assistance and
for being soooo supportive. A brief guidance from you = more than multiple lectures from a prof!"
"Our clients often need editing and translation services.
Needless to say, the freelancers we use must be a cut above because their work reflects on us. Lucia
Terra is a cut above the cut above. She delivers on time and on budget, but more importantly,
our clients are always impressed with her work. Look no further than Lucia Terra
"From the first day I started working with Lucia she was personable and has a high level of integrity. The work has been more than on time and she worked painstakingly on editing my book with me. She has the ability to understand what it is that you need and then just does it. I would endorse Lucia to anyone, she is fast and efficient."
Top qualities according to clients:
Personable, On Time, Expert, High Integrity, Good Value,