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I offer editorial services to help you express yourself perfectly.
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The final step before setting your work free for all to see: a proofreader will give your text a final once-over just to make sure everything is ship-shape before you publish. Proofreaders review for obvious grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes, but won't recast your sentences or suggest rewording. We can also check your layout and make sure there are no mistakes in pagination, font sizing, and the like, as well as ensure that copy edits have been carried over to the final form by comparing the last edit to the galleys. It is expected that the author has had a professional edit performed and that the manuscript is considered clean and ready to publish before hiring a proofreader.
I can proofread fiction or nonfiction. Please see my subject & genre expertise below.
Rates begin at 1.2 cents per word, depending on turnaround time. If your text isn't ready for a proofreader, I'll let you know upon reviewing the piece.
This service is available using PDF markup or Microsoft Word. If you need other software (e.g., Google Docs or Mac Pages), please let me know when you answer my questionnaire below.
The editing step before a proofread: a copy editor will go through your text with a fine-toothed comb and make changes for grammar, spelling, punctuation, consistency, and light fact-checking. Copy editors may offer ways to recast or reword your sentences if they seem unclear or awkward, but it's not a deep-dive. It is expected that an author has already had a developmental or substantive edit or that the manuscript is considered to be in good form and just needs a clean-up. (It is advised to have a proofread done after a copy edit, as no editor will catch 100 percent of errors 100 percent of the time.)
I am primarily a nonfiction copy editor. Please see my subject & genre expertise below.
Rates begin at 1.8 cents per word, depending on turnaround time and complexity of the manuscript. The messier it is, the higher the rate. If your text isn't ready for a copy editor, I'll let you know upon reviewing the piece.
This service is available using Microsoft Word. If you need other software (e.g., Google Docs or Mac Pages), please let me know when you answer my questionnaire below.
Subject and Genre Expertise
Nonfiction: tech, technical manuals, training materials, medical devices, art/photography, nonprofit, paranormal, cryptozoology, spiritual development, intuition, inspirational, transformational, law of attraction/manifesting, personal development, mindset
Fiction: general mysteries, cozy mysteries, police procedurals/thrillers, paranormal/supernatural mysteries/thrillers, urban fantasy, romance, historical fiction
Are you "Team Serial Comma"? I am!
And I use Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition and Merriam-Webster online dictionary as references.
That said, if you have a custom or in-house style guide or you really hate the serial comma, please let me know, and I will be happy to accommodate your requests.
I have worked with clients ranging from best-selling authors, local businesses and nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and consulting companies.
By no means a complete list, below are a few of the books I've worked on.
Click on each cover image to learn more! To see a few reviews of my work, click here.
Ready to get started?
Simply answer a few questions in the form below, and I will get in touch.
Please give me 3–5 business days to respond.
If I have availability for your project, I will ask you for a writing or manuscript sample.
Please do not send a manuscript unless asked. Unsolicited manuscripts will be deleted.