Hannah Gokie

Hannah Gokie – Editor

Detailed copyeditor and zealous proofreader, with 10+ years' professional experience ranging from academic non-fiction to epic fantasy.

Overview

As a copyeditor with 10+ years' professional experience, editing anything from Native language dictionaries to baseball statistic reference manuals to modern African poetry collections to epic YA fantasy tomes, I can help your piece become what it needs to for your audience. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and have been copyediting for my whole life, even before then, much to the chagrin of my family and friends.

I specialize in Chicago Manual of Style and have worked my way front and back through the "orange Bible" as a true CMS devotee. I am proficient in editing in Microsoft Word with track changes as well as in Adobe Acrobat, and before everything went digital I was editing on giant paper manuscripts using a striking red pen and those funny symbols!

I've had my fair share of diverse authors, from those around my block to halfway across the globe, from those whose first language isn't English to those who have my same degree in English. I've edited for small university presses and self-publishing authors on Amazon, so between all of those, chances are I've worked with an author in your exact situation!

If your piece needs an extra polish, or serious revision, I'm game for whatever it takes to make it stand out and as perfect as can be.
Services
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Epic Fantasy Literary Fiction Space Opera Young Adult Fantasy
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference History Sports & Outdoors
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • Bachelor of Arts in English

Work experience

Self-employed

May, 2016 — Present

I have been copyediting and proofreading manuscripts of many types and size for the University of Nebraska Press, a scholarly press attached to the University of Nebraska Lincoln, for the past 6 years on a freelance basis, specializing in baseball history and statistic books, historical memoir, sport history, and fiction and non-fiction about the West and the Great Plains.

Self-employed

May, 2013 — Present

I've been copyediting various projects for nearly the last 10 years. I've worked with clients found through the internet, through professional connection, and through various online job platforms. I am fluent in Microsoft Word editing using track changes as well as Adobe Acrobat PDF editing. I am fluent in Chicago Manual of Style and have helped authors with English as a second language as well.

Self-employed

May, 2013 — Present

I have been creating and coding ebooks for the last nearly 10 years using HTML, CSS, Sam/SCML, and Scribe formatting to create a polished, readable, functional ebook in multiple formats.

Portfolio

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The Princess of Perizidon

Moore, Matthew D

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Catch the Wind

Midget, Jon

Developmental Editing
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Ring Lardner's influence on American letters is arguably greater than that of any other American writer in the early part of the twentieth century. Lauded by critics and the public for his gro... read more
Copy Editing
Published in Cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University This iconic description of the interaction between the vast central plains of ... read more
Copy Editing
Elers Koch, a key figure in the early days of the U.S. Forest Service, was among the first American-trained silviculturists, a pioneering forest manager, and a master firefighter. By horse and... read more
Copy Editing
The Bungling Host

Daniel Clément

The Bungling Host motif appears in countless indigenous cultures in North America and beyond. In this groundbreaking work Daniel Clément has gathered nearly four hundred North American variant... read more
Copy Editing
Unconquerable

John M. Oskison

Unconquerable is John Milton Oskison’s biography of John Ross, written in the 1930s but unpublished until now. John Ross was principal chief of the Cherokees from 1828 to his death in 1866. Th... read more
Copy Editing
Lakota Texts

Regina Pustet

Lakota Texts is a treasure trove of stories told in the original language by modern Lakota women who make their home in Denver, Colorado. Sometimes witty, often moving, and invariably engaging... read more
Copy Editing
James Naismith invented the game of basketball as a physical education instructor at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts. That December of 1891, his task was t... read more
Copy Editing
Mahagony

Édouard Glissant

A New York Times New and Noteworthy Book Édouard Glissant’s novels, closely tied to the theories he developed in Poétique de la Relation (Poetics of relation), are rich explorations of a depor... read more
Copy Editing
Some half million Chinese immigrants settled in the American West in the nineteenth century. In spite of their vital contributions to the economy in gold mining, railroad construction, the fou... read more
Copy Editing
In May 1804, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their Corps of Discovery set out on a journey of a lifetime to explore and interpret the American West. The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by ... read more
Copy Editing
Common Cause

Samuel Hopkins Adams

A lost literary relic of the First World War, Common Cause tells the story of Jeremy Robson, a crusading newspaper editor in the fictional midwestern town of Fenchester. The Guardian's muckrak... read more
Proofreading

Hannah has 8 reviews

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Joshua P.

Joshua P.

Apr, 2024

This is my second time collaborating with Hannah on my novel series. She provided feedback, structural fixes, dialogue suggestions, and identified passages in need of better context with a comprehensive line edit of my manuscript. I'd recommend her to anyone who wants to improve their story.
Hannah G.
Thank you so much, Joshua! It was a delight to work on book 2 in your series.
Greg J.

Greg J.

Jan, 2024

Hannah did an excellent job. Very thorough and was very responsive to follow up questions and advice. She started and ended the collaboration on time and was very thoughtful in her responses to me. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a good editor!
Hannah G.
Thanks so much for the kind words, Greg! I had a blast editing your book and look forward to any future writing from you.
Matthew M.

Matthew M.

Nov, 2023

Hannah has a laid back yet professional approach. She was very easy to work with, especially for someone who is not used to the "writing industry" as it were. She was extremely patient in explaining the typical editing process and gave great feedback on my book. Responses to messages were timely, and she clearly explained her reasons behind her comments and suggestions. I really appreciate ...
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Hannah G.
Thank you for your kind words, Matt! It was a joy working through and reading your book, and I wish you all the best in your writing journey going forward.
F. J. T.

F. J. T.

Jun, 2023

Hannah was a joy to work with. She was quick to respond--even with the significant time difference between us--and very clear in her responses. In another year or so, I will be looking for an editor for another science fiction novel. Hannah is already on my short list!
Hannah G.
Thank you so much for your kind words, F. J.! I really enjoyed working on your book, and best of luck with all your future projects.
Joshua P.

Joshua P.

Mar, 2023

Hannah proficiently proofread my manuscript with clear and concise revisions, highlighted any lingering grammatical and structural errors, and maintained steady communication throughout our collaboration. I would be happy to work with her again.
Hannah G.
Thank you so much, Joshua! It was a pleasure working with you!

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