Erin Kelley

Erin Kelley - Editor

Kennesaw, GA, USA

Proofreader and copyeditor of business non-fiction, and romance and speculative fiction novels with over 8 years of experience.

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Overview

I have 8+ years’ experience in proofreading and copyediting, and 13 years in Quality Assurance. I am familiar with manuscripts, printers’ proofs, digital content, and hard-copy markups. I love the back and forth of revision! For the last 3 years I have been a freelance proofreader for a ghost-writing company and for some aspiring novelists (fantasy and romance). My favorite genre novels to proof are romance and fantasy (and when you combine them for paranormal romance...swoon).

Drop me a line and let's talk about where you're at in your process and how we can make your words shine. First, we'll talk about what type of proofreading or editing you think you might need. Then, we can discuss the size of your project and how long it will take me to finish. While I've got your project, we can check in at regular intervals (determined by the scope of your project) to clear up any questions. When I'm finished, I will send you back the annotated project. If you would like more than one round of proofreading or copyediting, we can set that up in the initial contract or add it on later.

I look forward to working with you!
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Fantasy
Romance

Certifications

  • High-level Proofreading Pro

Work experience

Proofreader and Copyeditor

Self-employed
October, 2016 – Present (almost 3 years)

I provide proofreading and copyediting services for novels—two of which were 2018 and 2019 Daphne du Maurier Award finalists—non-fiction books, non-profit marketing materials, and social media posts for various clients. I also proofread and copyedit B2C campaign materials including: healthcare guides, PowerPoint decks, interactive magazines and booklets, and various legal notices.

Administrative Assistant to Communication

Willis Towers Watson
May, 2012 – July, 2016 (about 4 years)

As part of client project teams, I proofread and copyedited PowerPoint decks, project management documents, guide books, legal notices, newsletters, graphics, interactive media, and all other elements of the campaign. I have excellent working knowledge of the revision process from first draft to printers’ proofs. As the resident Word Nerd, I also proofread internal communications for colleagues and client billing information for anyone who asked.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Healthcare Is Making Me Sick: Learn the Rules to Regain Control and Fight for Your Healthcare

Scott R. Heiser

Have you taken a backseat role when it comes to your healthcare and insurance decisions? Maybe you’re mad as hell about checking boxes you don’t understand and watching your premiums go up. Maybe you’re struggling to determine your personal risk and what plan is right for you. Maybe you feel the industry is a speaking different language—one you’ll never understand.In Healthcare Is Making Me Si... read more

Have you taken a backseat role when it comes to your healthcare and insurance decisions? Maybe you’re mad as hell about checking boxes you don’t understand and watching your premiums go up. Maybe you’re struggling to determine your personal risk and what plan is right for you. Maybe you feel the industry is a speaking different language—one you’ll never understand.In Healthcare Is Making Me Si... read more

Embracing Failure: Harness the Power of Fear in Life and Business

Mat Pelletier

When you're ready to take the next step in your life, whether that means starting a new business or applying for college, one force will block your path like a brick wall: fear. It becomes nearly impossible to take a risk when the negative consequences of that choice swirl in your head: financial ruin, humiliation, or the sting of failure.What fear keeps you from seeing is that failure is the ... read more

When you're ready to take the next step in your life, whether that means starting a new business or applying for college, one force will block your path like a brick wall: fear. It becomes nearly impossible to take a risk when the negative consequences of that choice swirl in your head: financial ruin, humiliation, or the sting of failure.What fear keeps you from seeing is that failure is the ... read more

It's Never Just Business: It's about People

J. Scott

Being a successful business leader isn’t about giving inspirational speeches, making the decisions, and saving the day. It’s also not about success, being wealthy, receiving recognition, or calling the shots.Leadership is about change for the purpose of innovation, and change is about people. Your relationship with your team is the most important element. To drive growth and sustainable change... read more

Being a successful business leader isn’t about giving inspirational speeches, making the decisions, and saving the day. It’s also not about success, being wealthy, receiving recognition, or calling the shots.Leadership is about change for the purpose of innovation, and change is about people. Your relationship with your team is the most important element. To drive growth and sustainable change... read more

This Is It: If You're Waiting for a Sign to Start Your Business

Glenn Edwards, Jordan Edwards

You have grand entrepreneurial dreams, but uncertainty and fear of failure are holding you back. The fact is, there's no better time to start a new business or expand an old one than right now. And you can make it all happen by embracing the core principles of one remarkable family.Over the past decade, Glenn and Jordan Edwards, a father and son team of visionaries, have built numerous profita... read more

You have grand entrepreneurial dreams, but uncertainty and fear of failure are holding you back. The fact is, there's no better time to start a new business or expand an old one than right now. And you can make it all happen by embracing the core principles of one remarkable family.Over the past decade, Glenn and Jordan Edwards, a father and son team of visionaries, have built numerous profita... read more

Culture Hacks: Deciphering Differences in American, Chinese, and Japanese Thinking

Richard Conrad

Richard Conrad grew up in Washington, D.C., studied engineering and economics at Vanderbilt University, earned a master’s degree in Economics as a local student at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and later earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Richard worked for the last sixteen years for a large U.S. money management firm researching, analyzing, and investing... read more

Richard Conrad grew up in Washington, D.C., studied engineering and economics at Vanderbilt University, earned a master’s degree in Economics as a local student at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and later earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Richard worked for the last sixteen years for a large U.S. money management firm researching, analyzing, and investing... read more

Moving On: Redesigning Your Emotional, Financial and Social Life After Divorce

JD, PhD, David J. Glass

Once the papers are signed and the legal issues are settled, many divorced individuals struggle with insecurity about what comes next. But divorce can be your second chance at happiness--and this guide can put you on the path to that fulfilling future now.In Moving On, David Glass draws on his career as a family law attorney with a PhD in psychology, as well as his personal experiences with hi... read more

Once the papers are signed and the legal issues are settled, many divorced individuals struggle with insecurity about what comes next. But divorce can be your second chance at happiness--and this guide can put you on the path to that fulfilling future now.In Moving On, David Glass draws on his career as a family law attorney with a PhD in psychology, as well as his personal experiences with hi... read more

The 4 Keys: How to Win in Your Business, Body, Relationships, and Mindset

Andrew Sillitoe

You have a three-year business plan. You're channeling all your energy into it. But while you're hyperfocused on work, your health will deteriorate, your partner will leave you, your relationship with your kids will become toxic, and your business will suffer because everything else is falling apart. To achieve all your goals, you need to stop neglecting the stuff that happens outside the offi... read more

You have a three-year business plan. You're channeling all your energy into it. But while you're hyperfocused on work, your health will deteriorate, your partner will leave you, your relationship with your kids will become toxic, and your business will suffer because everything else is falling apart. To achieve all your goals, you need to stop neglecting the stuff that happens outside the offi... read more

Fire Doesn't Innovate: The Executive's Practical Guide to Thriving in the Face of Evolving Cyber Risks

Kip Boyle

Combating cybercrime is a necessity of doing business in the 21st century. Financial and identity thefts occur with annoying frequency, and no executive today can afford to ignore the damage phishing, malware, and malicious code pose to their company's future. But, with this invaluable guide, anyone, no matter what their skill level or bandwidth, can become an effective cyber risk manager. In ... read more

Combating cybercrime is a necessity of doing business in the 21st century. Financial and identity thefts occur with annoying frequency, and no executive today can afford to ignore the damage phishing, malware, and malicious code pose to their company's future. But, with this invaluable guide, anyone, no matter what their skill level or bandwidth, can become an effective cyber risk manager. In ... read more

Live Empowered!: Rewire Your Brain's Implicit Memory to Thrive in Business, Love, and Life

Dr. Julie Lopez

Have you ever found yourself puzzled by an inability to act on something important that seems logically within your reach? Do you notice that invisible barriers seem to keep you from making desired changes? Some of these roadblocks may seem minor, others insurmountable. Now you can get past them by hacking into the hidden regions of your mind that influence your daily life.Live Empowered! is a... read more

Have you ever found yourself puzzled by an inability to act on something important that seems logically within your reach? Do you notice that invisible barriers seem to keep you from making desired changes? Some of these roadblocks may seem minor, others insurmountable. Now you can get past them by hacking into the hidden regions of your mind that influence your daily life.Live Empowered! is a... read more

Unstoppable: 4 Steps to Transform Your Life

David Hauser

Contrary to popular belief, pain, exhaustion, and weight gain aren t inevitable human conditions that we must endure as we age. No matter how old you are, or how powerless and overwhelmed you may feel about your health, one thing is certain: you can live an optimized life. Drawing on years of experience as both an entrepreneur and triathlete, David Hauser shares a new perspective on achieving ... read more

Contrary to popular belief, pain, exhaustion, and weight gain aren t inevitable human conditions that we must endure as we age. No matter how old you are, or how powerless and overwhelmed you may feel about your health, one thing is certain: you can live an optimized life. Drawing on years of experience as both an entrepreneur and triathlete, David Hauser shares a new perspective on achieving ... read more

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