My name is Beth and I’m a professional proofreader and copy editor. I have several years of experience working in the publishing industry, with many spent working full-time as a proofreader for Harlequin. I am a quick yet careful editor who has never missed a deadline and is adaptable to any style.
I will turn your book around at a reasonable pace because let’s face it, your readers are waiting! I will save you from any less-than-stellar reviews complaining about that one (delicious) time you wrote scone instead of sconce. I will never overstep, never alter your voice, and never suggest a big change without an explanation.
I’m here to use my rigorous in-house training to provide you with the highest quality work and polish your book until it shines. While I bring a wealth of experience in the romance industry to the table, I’m thrilled to work on any genre you’ve written!
A proofread is a straight read of your book, ideally the final read before publication, doing a sweep for any lingering typographical, grammatical, or punctuation errors as well as any inconsistencies in style or plot details.
A solid proofread is an essential step for any book’s journey from conception to reader. When all your edits and copy edits are complete, and you need a fresh set of eyes to catch anything you might have missed, the proofreader provides the final pass, ensuring your work is as perfect as possible.
I also provide copy editing services if you think your book might need a bit extra love.
A copy edit is a much closer, slower sentence-level read of your book focusing on correcting spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors, sentence structure, repetition, redundancy, and plot discrepancies as well as ensuring your book adheres to a consistent style.
Your completed copy edit would include a cohesive style sheet of your book detailing any decisions made regarding punctuation, hyphenation, capitalization, number treatment, as well as a list of characters, locations, and any nonstandard spellings. You can pass this along as supplement for your proofreader or use this as a reference for future books.