Dictionary.com defines a story as “a narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader; tale.”
WriteType Editorial Services was founded out of a passion for dynamic, well-crafted stories of all kinds. Our first edit was a cookbook—after all, they have narratives too—and we continue to edit stories of different lengths, genres and styles. From fiction to non-fiction and academic works, our services are not limited to books and essays. We also edit and write Web content, marketing copy and business communications.
We continually hone our craft by attending conferences, workshops and reading the latest in our field so we can offer our knowledge, experience and passion for the written word to help our clients achieve a polished finish to their stories.
Founder and CEO Sandra Barkevich has been writing professionally since 2003 and began editing professionally in 2011. An alumna of SUNY Empire State College with a Bachelor of Science in Business, Management and Economics and a Master of Arts in Learning and Emerging Technologies, she also is a business professional with more than 20 years of experience specializing in customer relationship management and retention.
Barkevich considers herself a life-long learner. As a way of giving back to the community, Barkevich also volunteers as a leadership coach in SUNY Empire State College’s new Student Leadership Institute. She received the 2015 Empire State College Student Service Award, 2014 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence and was recognized in 2013 as one of the Hispanic Coalition New York’s 40 Under 40 Rising Latino Stars.
Barkevich is a charter member of the Association of Independent Publishing Professionals (AIPP), National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE), a PRO member of Romance Writers of America and is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with and A+ rating. She founded WriteType Editorial Services in 2013 and plans to design and offer online courses in both of her fields of expertise, business and writing/editing.