As well as being a published fiction author, myself, I have been editing and proofreading copy for over 30 years. I thoroughly enjoy the detail required for such work, even in cases where the original author has little knowledge of grammar or even English language usage.
I work with all genres of fiction and non-fiction and all lengths, from short stories to full-blown novels as well as web content, student essays, term papers, etc. I have reasonable rates, a fast turnaround time, and open communication with clients.
I have been an independent professional proofreader/editor for over thirty years working in all genres (except extreme violence and erotica). My job as an editor, as I see it, is to help you make your book, short story, editorial, report, paper, etc. as good as it can be before it's published/distributed.
When Copy Editing and Line Editing I normally use the MS Word 'Track Changes' feature so you can see every suggestion and decide for yourself how best to implement them. When Proofreading, corrections to spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and basic grammar overwrite the erroneous text.
The reference books I work with are The Chicago Manual of Style and, to a lesser extent, the Associated Press Style Book. I don't stray far from their grammar and punctuation views. I only resort to other reference books when The Chicago Manual of Style doesn't address my question. At The Chicago Manual of Style's suggestion, I use the Merriam-Webster Dictionary when I need to look up spellings, hyphenations, and definitions.
My editing rates are per word (preferred) or per page. For a prospective new client, I can provide a Sample Edit the first 1,000 -1,500 words (of a document of 5,000 + words) free. This will allow us both to assess our skills and ability to work together.
Please visit my website at http://APEditing.com for much more information.
NOTE: All my work is carried out remotely and I have proofread and edited for clients all over the USA and worldwide. Check out the Testimonials on my website.
I look forward to working with you!