Writing has always been my passion–and out of that passion, almost by default, grew a staunch conviction that, if you are going to write something that will be read by anyone other than yourself, then for Pete’s sake–make sure it is as clean and captivating as possible. No matter what you are writing–fiction, memoir, cover letter–if there are mistakes, or if the prose is stilted or unclear, the efficacy of your message decreases exponentially.
That’s where professional proofreading and copyediting services come in.
I utilize the “track changes” function in MS Word, and my services include thorough review and revision of the following, depending on your needs: consistency (plot and word usage); minor revisions for impact and readability, flow and clarity; necessary corrections of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Please note that I do not provide formatting services; I strongly suggest waiting to format until after any copyediting or proofreading is complete.
My copyediting experience includes everything from fantasy novels and historical fiction to autobiography, cookbooks, small business websites, and Young Adult nonfiction; my writing skills encompass personal essay and memoir (I have had two works published), fiction, and writing promotional copy/back cover copy for many books.
If you’re inclined, here is a link to one of my published essays.
For manuscripts, I charge between $1 and $4 per page, depending on the level of copyediting/proofreading needed…but drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll discuss! All other work is done on an hourly basis; rates range between $18 and $35 an hour, depending on the work requested.
Need proofreading proof? Send me a page or two of your document; I will proofread it free of charge so you can get a feel for my copyediting style.