I am a freelance copyeditor and proofreader. There is not much in life, outside my incredible family, that brings me greater pride than helping others to make the most of their writing. Holding degrees in English and Secondary Education, I have been a freelance proofreader and copyeditor for the past ten years.
I have experience with many different types of text including children's books, poetry, fiction, educational materials, business forms and manuals, technical manuals and guides, grant proposals, school and job applications, and various educational and marketing materials written by non-native English speakers.
I work closely with authors to develop their materials in a clear and consistent manner, and of course, correct grammar, punctuation, structure, spelling, wordiness, and so on. In addition, I am also familiar with HTML and will verify content on your websites (including links) is in working order and in a lovely format. While I will bring new life to your works, I strive to do so while maintaining your voice and sense of style.
I prefer to work online, using Microsoft Word's Track Changes feature, although I will also work with actual written works. My method is to perform three readings. I read the document once to familiarize myself with your voice and style. The second time, I read more closely, marking errors. Finally, the third time, I read the final draft to catch any errors I might have missed in the second reading as well as check for consistency and readability.
Many of my clients are return customers for a reason. I am meticulous and I really care about making your writing something you can really be proud of! I can provide you with very fast turnaround and am very good with tight deadlines. I have never missed a deadline and I don't plan to start! To many people this is a job. For me this is a passion. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! I look forward to working with you!