When your book goes on sale, you want readers and reviewers to be consumed in the enjoyment of your story — not having their attention diverted by errors.
Before setting up my own business I worked as a freelance proofreader/editor for Avalon Books. I will provide you with cost effective Proofreading and Copyediting Services for all genres of fiction and non-fiction and all lengths, from short stories to full-blown novels.
NOTE: I do not work with erotica, books containing extreme/extraneous violence or animal abuse/cruelty.
I also Proofread some non-fiction, (depending upon the subject matter, please ask,) web content, resumes, students’ essays/term-papers, etc. In short, if you write it, I can edit it.
NOTE: All editing, copyediting and proofreading is done by me, on-screen and online, using Microsoft Word Track Changes, with additions and deletions in red, and comments in the margin. This allows authors to accept, modify, or reject all my suggested edits. Click Here for a video explaining ‘Track Changes’ in detail.
All manuscripts sent for editing need to be formatted in MS Word or should be MS Word compatible. All documents should be sent as email attachments.
NOTE: I do NOT accept proofreading or editing work (Hard Copies) on paper. To read more Click Here.
The reference books I work with are: The Chicago Manual of Style and, to a lesser extent, the Associated Press Style Book, also The Gregg Reference Manual, and Garner’s Modern American Usage. I don’t stray far from their grammar, punctuation and useage views. At The Chicago Manual of Style’s suggestion, I use the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language when I need to look up spellings, hyphenations, and definitions.
I am an ex-pat Brit, long-time US resident so I am very familiar with both American and British conventions.
I have more than three decades of experience as an editor and proofreader, as well as a First Class Degree in English Language.