Emily Ayala

Emily Ayala – Editor

I have over twenty years of experience copy editing and proofreading for a book publisher of mostly nonfiction, some textbooks, some novels.

Overview

I've copyedited and proofread for the same book publisher for over twenty years. My experience includes work on various genres including: biography and autobiography, heavily annotated works on theology, classic and modern fiction, and Pew Missals which contain music, scores of Bible book and verse references, and dates. My editing work has been extremely varied in topic content and often includes translations of French and German books. As a self-employed home-schooling mom with one student in high school, I read  a lot and am accustomed to working independently.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Christian Non-Fiction Philosophy
Fiction
Classics Contemporary Fiction
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Jun, 2001 — Present

Freelance editor of nonfiction, modern fiction, reprints of classical works, Bible reprints, children's textbooks, and Church Pew Missals. Attention to detail, following editing style of Chicago Manual of Style and house proprietary rules; able to complete work by or before deadlines.

Breitbart News

Jan, 2022 — Apr, 2022 (3 months)

Part-time contract editor of online daily news, verifying transcripts of audio, fact- and source-checking, and rewriting as necessary. Responsible for photo selections and editing, headline writing, and optimal SEO practices.

Portfolio

Copy Editing
Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
Barry Needs A Hug

Fournier, Sean

Proofreading
Proofreading
Copy Editing
My Brother, The Pope

Ratzinger, Georg

Copy Editing
Proofreading
Proofreading
The Heart of Newman

Pearce, Joseph

Lepanto

Chesterton, G. K.

Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading

Emily has 6 reviews

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Steve S.

Steve S.

Mar, 2024

Emily brought a caring professionalism to the work. I'm quite pleased with her contribution to a memoir that was very important to me.
Steve S.

Steve S.

Feb, 2024

Emily did a fine job with all aspects of editing a biography for me. She was professional, responsive and easy to work with. Her assistance greatly improved the quality of an important work for me.
Jared D.

Jared D.

May, 2023

Emily was fast and efficient. She was knowledgeable and offered good suggestions. It was a pleasure to work with her.
Sean F.

Sean F.

Dec, 2022

Emily was awesome to work with. All-around great collaboration!
Terrence C.

Terrence C.

Nov, 2022

Emily did a fantastic job proofreading my book! I'm impressed with her attention to detail and overall thoroughness of her work. Emily was also very responsive and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her services.

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