Odyssey Editing offers professional copyediting for businesses, organizations, and individuals.
I will enhance your message by ensuring that your communications are clear, concise, correct, and consistent. I have experience copyediting in the business, international development, nonprofit, and academic worlds, and my particular interest is in materials that have an international focus. An excellent editor has an eclectic background—see the About page for details on my experiences.
What is Odyssey Editing?
I will ensure that your nonfiction book manuscripts, scholarly journal articles, marketing materials, transcriptions, manuals, brochures, websites, reports, newsletters, or papers are in good form. While I will consider any project, I specialize in copyediting for globally-oriented material, whether you are writing in your second language, or your business or organization
Why Do You Need A Copyeditor?
Every writer needs an editor! When you work hard to develop your content, it’s challenging to think through every aspect of your writing—grammar, spelling, punctuation, style, tenor, and consistency. You want your business or message to command attention, but you don’t want sloppy errors or muddy writing to embarrass you and leave a blemish on your reputation! Your communications reflect who you are; I want that reflection to shine.
You may have an onsite communications department, but sometimes tight deadlines don’t allow you to focus on detailed copyediting. Having a nonpartisan “eye” on your writing is essential. I am efficient and conscientious, and I will deliver punctual and professional services.
University of Hawai’i Press
Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Duke University
Radius Book Group
Global Advance, Moscow, Russia
Kalite Akademik Tercüme translation agency, Istanbul, Turkey
The World Bank; The Palladium Group; Save the Children; Food Enterprise Solutions (Dina Towbin & Associates LLC)
Yale University Press; Stanford University Press; Penn State University Press (Motto Publishing Services)
PhD and DMin candidates
Cambridge University Press, journals Quaternary Research and Management and Organization Review
“Helen’s detailed comments greatly improved the manuscript’s style while ensuring that I retained my intended meaning. I’m so glad I used Odyssey Editing! I look forward to working with Helen again!”
“Helen Overmyer is one of my top-notch editors. I can always count on her vast knowledge of editing and attention to detail to produce a stellar product for my clients. Recently, a World Bank client stated of her work, ‘The edits are great and make such a tremendous difference to the reports and we are so happy with the results!’ I highly recommend Odyssey Editing.”