I am a full-time proofreader and editor with 30 years of experience in developing prose,
polishing text and catching mistakes. I am here to help you get the most out of your writing.
I'm fast, friendly and professional, and experienced working across all genres of fiction and non-fiction, plus academic, technical and commercial writing.
All editing (copy-editing and line-editing) is done electronically in MS Word using the 'Track Changes' feature, which allows authors to accept, modify, or reject all my suggested edits. If necessary, I clarify the suggested edits using 'Comment Boxes.'
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 rates are as follows:
- Proofreading: $0.005/word (for example: $50/10,000 words).
- Copy Editing: $0.006/word (for example: $60/10,000 words)
- Line Editing: $0.008/word (for example: $80/10,000 words)
For new clients seeking editing work on novels, I will provide a sample edit of approximately 1,000 - 1,500 words on request, free of charge.
NOTE: All Proofreading/Editing is carried out remotely.
For more details, please check My Website or feel free to drop me a line. I would love to get involved with your writing project, be it great or small, epic or intimate, and I am currently accepting new bookings.