Copy Editing     Proofreading    Developmental Editing

You're searching for an editor or a proof-reader. Maybe you need a copy editor, aka line editor, maybe you need a deeper edit and so are looking for a substantive editor, aka developmental editor.

         Do you want an editor who edits full time or only on weekends? Saunders Editorial Services has been in business since 2001, and its founder and still owner, Joan D. Saunders, has been a full-time editor since 1994.

         Do you want an editor who is easily accessible? At SES, Joan is the one you talk with on the phone, Joan is the one who responds to your emails —  usually on the same day.  


Copy Editing



Substantive and Developmental Editing

Style Guide Development
​and Maintenance

In-House Training Seminars

Saunders  Editorial  Services

Clear, concise, correct copy increases credibility and comprehension.TM


"I don't need a copy editor."

Death in research studies is generally considered a poor outcome.

Abraham Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg address while traveling from Washington to Gettysburg on the back of an envelope.

This novel is a terrifying and haunting tale of deception, sexual domination, and betrayal by one of South America's most important writers.

"Spellcheck is my proofreader."

Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say "hell" to someone who doesn't like you.

The board adopted the agenda and approved the minutes, then the treasurer gave a grief report.

Joan D. Saunders

"Joan Saunders vastly exceeded

every last expectation that I had

prior to my search for one good editor."

"It soon became apparent that

[Joan] cared about the final outcome

as much as I did."

"I've worked with scores of proofreaders and copy editors over the years, and 

Joan is the crème de la crème."