April Kelly

April Kelly – Editor

Copy editor and proofreader specializing in sci-fi and fantasy, with years of experience working with self-published authors.

Overview

Hi! I'm a copy editor and proofreader with 15 years of experience, specializing in sci-fi and fantasy novels. As a copy editor, I provide my clients with a polished draft, focusing on grammar, syntax, and tone. My goal is to always preserve the author's unique voice as I work. In addition to grammar, I also pay special attention to word flow, character development, and continuity.


My clients are always encouraged to share if there are specific things they would like me to watch for or comment on. I will also create a style guide if requested.


As an avid reader myself, my personal reading list is almost exclusively made up of sci-fi and fantasy, so if you're looking for someone as obsessed with those genres as you are, let's talk!

Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Dystopian Epic Fantasy Post-Apocalyptic Space Opera Time Travel Urban Fantasy
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Scribe Media

May, 2018 — Jul, 2020 (about 2 years)

Proofreads final manuscripts to ensure completely error-free copy before publishing.
Completed the final proof for 75+ Amazon Best Sellers

Best Version Media

Jul, 2018 — Jun, 2020 (almost 2 years)

Writes original content, from local calendar events to resident spotlights.

Edits and proofs submitted content from local residents.

Self-employed

Feb, 2007 — Present

April has 65 reviews

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Edward S.

Edward S.

Jan, 2024

Absolutely fantastic. Accommodating and extremely professional, for very good value. Would highly recommend.
AJ J.

AJ J.

Jan, 2024

Working with April on my novel's editing was an excellent experience. She went the extra mile to ensure every aspect of my novel was polished, including offering insightful critiques along the way. What stood out most was April's genuine interest in my work. She didn't just edit; she immersed herself in the story, providing thoughtful feedback while keeping my vision in mind. I highly recommen...
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Donald F.

Donald F.

Dec, 2023

Overall, I am very pleased with the results. The editor was able to find about a hundred issues that I missed (and I consider myself careful.) I would have liked more feedback about story quality, character and plot, etc. but some was provided. Editor was very professional and thorough, and did a great job.
Terri L.

Terri L.

Nov, 2023

April was wonderful to work with. She was professional, communicated clearly and responded promptly whenever I had a question. She also put my mind at ease when I was unsure of any part of the editing process. I will absolutely collaborate with her again on another manuscript.
william K.

william K.

Nov, 2023

A wonderful editor with a keen eye. I’ve used April twice, and her willingness to collaborate and answer questions made for better manuscripts. Will hire her again.

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