About the outside eye
I’ve always loved what I consider the heart of editing: discovering and drawing out the essence of what someone is saying so that it can be expressed most clearly and beautifully. I’ve also always loved the side perk: closely reading your work lets me learn about subjects and ways of thinking I might not otherwise encounter.
I’m Hannah de Keijzer, a freelance editor and proofreader. I help popular nonfiction authors, academics, novelists, and artists like you bring their best written work into the world.
I was that weirdo high school student who owned and regularly referenced an etymological dictionary. As an adult I channel that nerdom by editing and proofreading, which I’ve done for individual authors and artists, publishing companies, arts organizations, and a city government initiative. (Yes, the dictionary is still on my shelf.)
I’m also a professional choreographer and dancer and was Co-Artistic Director of a collaborative dance company for a decade. Boy howdy, did that teach me how to create and sustain a successful creative working relationship.
I know from long experience the skill, effort, time, and emotional labor required to bring a creative idea from possibility to reality. You start with nothing and turn it into something. That’s big!
But we all hit the vulnerable point of needing a compassionate but rigorous outside eye to help us turn our something into the very best something it can be. I’d love to be that outside eye for you.
I want you to be really proud of what you put out into the world.
Ready for it?
Or get in touch here or email me directly at hannah.dekeijzer [at] gmail [dot] com.