Blair Patrick Schuyler

Editor in Tampa, FL

I have been editing/proofreading books, screenplays, short stories, blogs, and articles for years. I'm a born writer with a natural ability to spot errors in spelling, grammar, usage, mechanics, clarity, etc. almost instantly. It's difficult to explain, but that's where my eyes are drawn. If something is out of place, doesn't sound quite right, or needs some adjustment, it's my first focus.

If you are an author hoping to publish your work—either traditionally or through self-publishing channels—give it a fighting chance in the market by ensuring it's perfect. Don't let easily avoidable typos and errors deter prospective agents and publishers or take your readers out of the story. Let me clean that copy before it's delivered to the world.

Also, don't hesitate to reach out to me for help with all your proofreading and writing needs. Take a look through the content on your personal or professional websites. Does it shine? Is it expressing exactly what you want? Does it sell you and your brand? Is there more you want to say, but you can't find the perfect words? I'll give you the freedom to convey what's in your head, even when those rebellious typing fingers disagree. Let's build something better.

The following are excerpts from my memoir, "Adolescence Interrupted," now available on Amazon.

"The more I obsessed about control, the less real influence I seemed to wield over the trajectory of my course. There is only so much any of us can do to construct the bubble, and the most important thing life can teach us is how easily that bubble can pop."

"There are a few select friendships I regret dissolving, and those regrets are something I’ve carried. But a new environment with new scenery sometimes painted the past with a blurry brush. Every step was an original lesson in anticipating what was ahead and remembering what I’d left behind. It was the only way to move forward."

"I could argue it was a form of focus, but it registered more as compulsion. This propensity for cerebral hypervigilance had regularly gotten me off my ass, but it also made for an interesting romance with insomnia."

"We sat in chairs and talked in circles. Indistinguishable adjectives trying to describe a measurement of health. It was all just blindfolded darts and heavy-footed ballet."

  • Education
    • Ithaca College