As a freelance copy editor, proofreader, and researcher, I provide quality work within a collaborative environment. My job is to ensure clear and concise communication while maintaining your voice.
I edit the words, not the writer.
In addition to copy editing both fiction and non-fiction for independent authors, I am experienced in copy editing articles, blogs, web copy, scripts/screenplays, funding proposals, and marketing materials.
With my background in journalism and documentary television production, I bring the added value of research and fact-checking skills to each project.
COMMENTS ON MY EDITING
"I felt immediately at ease talking to Heather about my manuscript. I could tell she understood that it was a big step for me to send out my work. After working on all her suggestions, my manuscript now flows like it should, making it a good read. If I find myself needing someone to edit my work again, you can be sure I'll be calling on Heather."
-Lynda Currie, Independent author
“Heather has been editing articles for. Her work is thoughtful, detailed, and meticulous. She brilliantly spots weaker parts of a text and makes constructive revision suggestions that make the articles more clear and easy to follow. She really cares about making the text as good as possible and puts her heart into it. The work is also always delivered on time."
-Daniel Wyrzykowski, Founder of and
"I recently worked with Heather to copyedit my feature screenplay. She is a professional who pays careful attention to detail, does not hesitate to ask clarifying questions, and—more importantly—completed the work on time. I also appreciated that in addition to catching my grammar mistakes, Heather made helpful suggestions when something was not quite clear. I would definitely leverage her expertise again."
-Sandra Shearman, Independent screenwriter
Whatever the scope of your editorial needs, I look forward to helping you with your next project!
• Copy-edit book-length manuscripts and scripts/screenplays for independent writers
• Copy-edit marketing materials, blog articles, and other web copy for small businesses
• Use Track Changes and the Comments feature in Word to query authors
• Note any continuity errors or inconsistencies in storyline
• Ensure factual accuracy and flag any potential legal issues
• Create style sheets to maintain consistency throughout the editing process
• Provide clients with comprehensive editing reports, explaining suggested revisions
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Copyeditor and proofreader formerly at Random House and Penguin, specializing in novels and short stories for adult and young readers.
A full-time freelance copy editor and proofreader of middle grade and YA fiction and nonfiction for major publishers.