Your story deserves an audience.

Don't let it get lost in the clamor of today’s noisy digital world.
Invest in professional editing to stand out from the crowd.

If you’re an author, editing will strengthen your voice by improving the clarity and flow of your writing.

If you’re a business, editing will sharpen your professional image by shaping your message into carefully crafted prose that builds trust with your customers.

And no matter who you are or what you write—fiction or nonfiction, training manuals or web copy—editing will eliminate costly errors that could confuse or alienate your audience.

I'm Akiko Tamano, owner of Word Shaper Editorial Services and a qualified editor with certificates in both copyediting and technical writing. My nuanced approach to editing always keeps your goals and readership in mind, so you can rest easy knowing that your words are in good hands.

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The suggestions [Akiko] provided made my writing so much clearer and easier to comprehend. Akiko made a huge difference in my work, and rest assured she'll be an integral part of my next writing project!

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—Mary Debono, author and Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner



Eliminate mechanical errors
that undermine readers’ trust

Focuses on accuracy, clarity, and consistency: Are there typos or grammatical errors? Is punctuation applied consistently? Are words used correctly?

Line Editing

Amplify your message
by enhancing readability and flow

Addresses organization, language, style, and voice: Is your text clearly organized? Are there awkward sentences or transitions? Is the tone even throughout?


Ensure your readers see
what you want them to see

A final check of previously edited work: Are there any lingering errors in the text, visuals, formatting, and style?