“If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.” – Anne Tyler

“Every writer I know has trouble writing.” – Joseph Heller

Finding the Right Words

For most people, writing is hard, particularly if they do not write often. At Adoption Profiles by Design, we have a lot of experience writing and editing, and we are more than happy to help you with this part of your profile. Copyediting is closely aligned with graphic design: both involve managing text to improve communication.

A great profile absolutely requires the adoptive family’s own spontaneous, heartfelt words. Because your profile is a very personal expression of who you are and what you hope for, we do not do the writing for you, but we can ensure your profile is well written.

For assistance with your writing, choose from the following two options. Your agency may have a recommendation for how much editing assistance they feel you would benefit from.

Our light editing service corrects spelling, grammar, usage and punctuation. Samples of the types of errors we resolve include: subject-verb agreement, sentence fragments, use of “that” when “who” is needed, use of “can” instead of “may,” confusing subordinate clauses, and accidental repetition of a word, phrase or sentence.

Our heavy editing service includes all of the above, plus:

  • Repositioning and rewriting sentences to improve transitions and increase readability, while maintaining the meaning and sentiment of what you have written.
  • Converting passive voice to active.
  • Eliminating wordiness and inappropriate jargon.