Every writer or author needs an editor.
It’s hard to copyedit or proofread your own writing because you know what you mean, and it’s easy to skip over words, phrases, and even sentences. Plus, by the time you’re done, you’re tired of looking at it. And even though you know better, those misspelled words, punctuation problems, and confusing or misleading statements remain unnoticed—except by your readers.
On top of that, you might not know how to fix an awkward sentence or smooth out a confusing, wordy jumble of ideas.
Not sure about the difference between copyediting and proofreading? Here’s an article I wrote.
Don’t let typos, misspelled words, or grammar errors tarnish your masterpiece.
Then there’s wordiness. Organization problems. Sheer walls of text that make your readers cringe at the thought of reading them. Repetition. Inconsistency. Word choice errors. Tricky colloquial expressions familiar to British writers but gibberish to Americans and vice versa.
Even if your readers aren’t international, your fiction or non-fiction writing must be understood by all who read it.
Put my skills and love of the written word to work for you.
- US or British English
- Chicago, AP, and Oxford style manuals (I follow standard, professional rules for writing, but I also know how to break the rules as needed.)
My experience includes
- BA and MA in English
- 15 years professional editing experience
- University-level teaching and tutoring
- English as second language expertise
- Published fiction author
- Long-time non-fiction freelance writer and blogger
I offer expert copyediting for
- Fiction (novels, novellas, and short stories)
- Non-fiction such as opt-in material or thought leadership/expertise ebooks (I’m particularly experienced with business/marketing, self-help/spirituality, health/fitness, food/diet, and technical subjects)
Let my no-nonsense, get-it-done approach make your job easier.
Your voice and your style are always retained while I polish your writing until it shines. Check out some testimonials.
Email me using the form below.
I’ll respond as soon as possible (usually 24 hours except weekends) with prices, availability, and additional information.
Note: For word count on MS Word, click Tools in the menu bar or look in the status bar at the bottom left. In Pages, word count is in the status bar at bottom left or Inspector (Document/Info).
Fiction genres: All genres welcome except children’s books with an audience under 6-8. In any genre, I don’t work with themes that support anything illegal, that support hurting children or animals, that support discrimination, hatred, or misogyny and the like, or that feature gratuitous violence, blood, gore, or cruelty.