Welcome to Wordsage!
Founded in 2000 by Catherine Elliott Escobedo, Wordsage offers a wide range of professional editorial services tailored to your unique needs. Our services include all levels of editing and writing, copy editing, proofreading, developmental editing, line editing/substantive editing, book coaching, manuscript evaluation, and fact-checking. Whether you are a first-time author, experienced writer, publisher, or company, we can assist you in tackling whatever editing, writing, or production management tasks are needed.
Wordsage comprises a select group of professional editors/writers who strive for excellence, clarity, and creativity in all our projects. We have spent several years working on staff and as freelancers in the book and magazine publishing industry. We hold advanced degrees in English and also have certification in professional editing, training in various forms of writing and graphic design, and have had our own writing published.
We can help you make any text vibrant and impeccable, and write persuasive, compelling content for diverse audiences. We feel confident working in any genre, but specialize in non-fiction, health and wellness, personal development, creative non-fiction, and memoir.
some of our PROJECTS
"Catherine is a rare gem in the publishing industry. Her knowledge and skills are surpassed only by her remarkable sense of passion, dedicated to preserving the author’s voice and the overall integrity of the work. Being an adept writer herself, she is knowledgeable of the manifold layers of details and processes in the production of a fine book. She is multi-skilled in editing, copy-editing, proofing, and an all-round book-craft genius. Catherine is in a league of her own when it comes to putting out the finest book. I highly recommend this truly magnificent professional to anyone searching for the best!"
"When I need an editor for something I’ve written, or another editor to help me with an editing project, or an editor to recommend in my place, Catherine is my go-to . . . She’s adept at all levels of editing, at writing anything from articles to marketing copy, coaching writers, and working with images and design to enhance what the words convey--with this gift, she's helped me to create beautiful magazine issues for the Association for Research and Enlightenment's membership publication. And she is a pleasure to work with--who doesn't value that? Catherine has my highest recommendation."
“Catherine Elliott Escobedo is a brilliant writer and editor. I have had the pleasure of working with Catherine at Random House and WiseBear/Miavita.com. She is highly intelligent, articulate, a quick study and detail oriented. She brings her total attention to her projects, simultaneously able to deal with big issues as well as the smallest details.
Catherine possesses a rare balance and poise. She has the ability to be an effective leader while making the work environment pleasurable because she is wise and kind.”
“Catherine is an amazingly conscientious editor. Her attention to detail is remarkable and refreshing. Not only is she a great copy editor, she has such a complete background in all aspects of writing and editing that she is able to provide feedback about the project on many levels. I am thrilled to be working with Catherine and I look forward to many more projects together!"
"In working with Cathy on several book projects I have found her to be very organized, creative, detail-oriented and inspiring. Cathy is very talented and a great communicator, multi-tasker and problem-solver. Above all she is just an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Cathy and hope to have the opportunity to work with her on future projects."
"Cathy is a pleasure to work with. She's an excellent creative writer and also excels at managing people and projects. I have worked with her on a number of projects and look forward to continuing to work with her. She has my highest recommendation."
"When I began to search for an editor, everyone informed me how difficult and time consuming it was to find a good editor. When I met Catherine, it was totally a different experience. I mentioned to Catherine that it was my first book, and she understood me immediately and the message I wanted to convey to my audience. She never tried to change my ideas, or me, as a new writer. She created a safe and comfortable space for us to communicate openly and clearly. She is a good listener and tries her best to put herself in your shoes. She is professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and understanding. I look forward to continuing to work with her."
"Catherine at Wordsage is the wind beneath my wings! Her editing, writing, and hospice training experience makes her more compassionate than a traditional editor and especially qualified to help people write about loss while going through it. Because of her professional support, my book project is set to sail somewhere special."
"Catherine is an exceptional editor: inspiring, sensitive, thoughtful, and respectful of the author's unique voice. She has a keen eye for seeing how your project is part of a bigger picture, whether it be a brochure, web copy, or magazine article and keeping you focused on your higher literary vision while tracking details and keeping your bases covered. She's a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her highly to anyone looking for an enthusiastic, first-rate editor."
ESTHER FUSCO, PHD
“Christine D’Alessandro is intelligent, thoughtful, creative, energetic, and a pleasure to work with professionally. She has the perfect temperament to assist in the editing and writing process . . . I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with someone as talented as Christine. She is a remarkable editor who shares her wealth of experience with you as you approach and work through the writing process. I highly recommend her and know that you will find her to be an excellent person to work with on your writing.”
“I had the enormous good fortune of having Christine as an editor and friend during the researching and writing of Stolen for Profit and Bad Blood: Crisis in the American Red Cross, and acknowledged her contribution in both books as having been superlative. Christine has a gift for shaping ideas into content, and does so in a manner that is both enjoyable and instructive to the author. I consider Christine not just a very good editor but a brilliant editor.”