Adana Gardner Marfield

Adana Gardner Marfield – Editor

Let's make your story sparkle! Kid Lit, YA, or Adult -- I will help sculpt your book or screenplay into the masterpiece you've envisioned.

Overview

I have witnessed, nay caused, the death of many a red felt pen! In addition to countless essays, I have copyedited six published books and many screenplays, including Paramount's 2022 film release, RUN & GUN. I am a keen-eyed proofreader who will (much to your annoyance) find every typo on your page.

I am proud to be a retired high school English teacher. I achieved National Board Certification and was honored to be named Los Angeles Teacher of the Year 2012.

I have written a children's book and a screenplay, and I am currently working on a memoir, so I very much understand this labor of love.

Collaborating with others is my greatest joy. As a copyeditor, you can expect me to spot inconsistencies and offer suggestions to improve the flow and pacing of your work. As a proofreader, I will edit your manuscript with flawless grammar, spelling, punctuation, and spacing. Let's get going on your project! I am here to help.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Plays & Screenplays Young Adult
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • Los Angeles Teacher of the Year 2012
Certifications
  • Cross-Cultural Teaching Credential
  • National Board Certified Teacher
  • Masters of Education

Work experience

Self-employed

Jun, 2017 — Present

I have copyedited five published books of fiction, including an animated YA novel, a YA action-adventure series, and a novel set during the Holocaust. I have also copyedited a non-fiction book about leadership, three memoirs, and a middle-school textbook about Japan.
I have enjoyed copyediting many screenplays including DEEPWATER (2005) and Paramount's RUN & GUN (2022).

Sylmar High School Math Science Magnet

Sep, 1998 — Jun, 2015 (over 16 years)

I was the 9th Grade English Lead Teacher, and, in my last two years, I taught Advanced Placement Literature.

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Andrew G.

Andrew G.

Dec, 2023

Reedsy was recommended to me by a friend, but I didn't really know what to expect. I have been collaborating with Adana Gardner Marfield on both copy editing and proofreading, and she has far exceeded my expectations. Adana is enthusiastic but honest; responsive but thorough; and friendly and supportive in a very professional way. Before I submitted my young adult novel to Adana, I thought that...
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Morgan B.

Morgan B.

Jan, 2023

Very friendly and helpful.
Samantha N.

Samantha N.

Aug, 2022

Adana is not only a pro at what she does, but she was exceptionally committed to my project and went above and beyond to make it shine. I am so happy I choose her to work with. Adana has a heart of gold and was helpful throughout the entire process. She was easy to communicate with and anytime I had a question, she was there to give her advice and guide me forward. I am so incredibly grateful f...
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MC L.

MC L.

Jun, 2022

Adana is an amazing editor. Her notes were extremely detailed, and were exactly what I needed to take my screenplay to a professional level. She provided me with valuable advice that has helped me to become a better writer. She genuinely cared about my project. I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Adana.
Adana G.
MC, it was truly my honor to work with you on your brilliant screenplay! It's an incredibly imaginative & engaging piece, & I look forward to seeing it one day on the big screen. Thank you for th...
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