About Editing Advantage

When you trust your text or web project to Editing Advantage, you can rest easy with our Three Commitments:


1. People First

Every person has a story worth telling, but they don’t always have the right words or tools. Each Editing Advantage project starts with identifying that unique storyline, so we can be sure to tell it well. When you put people and their stories first, great things happen.

2. Make it Better

The first version of an idea is rarely perfect. That’s why it is called a rough draft, and it’s a necessary step. The editing process then takes that initial idea and refines it, nurturing tenderly in some areas and cutting strategically in others. Our goal is always to make it better.

3. Drama Free

When you entrust something you value into someone else’s care, you want to know it is in good hands. We commit to transparency and clear communication through every phase of your project, so that you can rest easy both before and after the job is done.

Mark Pedrin About Editing Advantage

I’m Mark Pedrin, and helping people and organizations unleash their ideas so they can maximize their potential is the whole reason I created Editing Advantage. We provide cross-platform editing and design solutions tailored to your individual needs and the needs of your audience.

I oversee every project personally, and will work with you to understand your unique story, values, and goals, and then apply meticulous attention to detail so that your content can shine.

A few things about me:

  • I have a degree in English from Northwest University, a Masters of Education from Seattle University, and years of experience in editing, web design, and content management.
  • I love supporting non-profit and faith-based communities that are working to make our world a better place.
  • I’m an INTJ on Myers-Briggs and a 7 on the Enneagram. That means I mastermind ways to make things perfect and have fun doing it!

Get in touch with me today: Let’s start the conversation about how Editing Advantage can help bring your content to the next level.

You can also view our text editing service and website service options for more information.

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The Power of Positive Editing

The Power of Positive Editing – 

In my work as an English teacher, I’ve had the privilege to interact with all kinds of people, all with their own unique backgrounds, styles, interests and goals.  Yet for all the rich diversity that each of us brings to the table, when it comes to communicating, everyone starts in the same place: with an idea.

Ideas are funny.  You can’t see them or touch them.  Novel ideas take shape in a pre-lingual state, bouncing around the electrical pathways of our minds.  Yet ideas hold great power locked inside.  A great idea can change the world.  But not without some hard work.


Lessons in Positive Editing from Pixar

The first step is to simply get your idea out, in whatever fashion you’re able.  No idea is perfect when it’s first expressed.  In his book Creativity Inc., Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull compares new ideas to babies: They’re fragile, they require nurturing and protection. And at first, he says, these particular babies are far, far less than beautiful.

Your brain child, the idea that was so bright and shiny within the recesses of your mind, often looks very plain and drab in the cold light of day.  “This isn’t what I hoped for,” you say to yourself. At this moment, you have a choice to make.

You could abandon your idea (your precious child!) and hope that something better comes along.

You could setting for “good enough”: Just get the idea out there, and hope for the best. Hope that someone sees the spark inside that first got you so excited.

Or you can do the hardest, most daring thing of all: Nurture your idea, clean it up, feed and strengthen it, trimming mercilessly where necessary—refining that initial spark so it burns as brightly as possible.


The Separation in the Preparation

In my experience, this choice is what separates the best from all the rest. We all start in basically the same place. The great communicators, however, aren’t content to stay there. They’ll do the hard work that allows their ideas stand on their own two feet.

Positive editing helps your content shine within the cluttered marketplace of ideas. It catches people’s attention, invites them into the story, encourages them to dream new possibilities.

Your ideas could change the world. But you don’t have to take this on alone. When you need a hand, we’re there for you.

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