Hire a Proofreader in Austin

We've sourced the best proofreaders in Austin who are ready to help you with all your proofreading needs.

Sandra S.

Sandra S.

Austin, TX, USA

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From story and character arcs to word choice and diction, I can help your book put its best foot forward—history or mystery, edit or index.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • University of Texas Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Entertainment History Humanities & Social Sciences Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Mystery & Crime

John R.

John R.

Austin, TX, USA

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Experienced & communicative manuscript editor


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Raritan: A Quarterly Review, New Brunswick, NJ
  • English Department, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Undergraduate Writing Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • English Department, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Lubbock Meditation, Lubbock, TX
  • Programs for Academic Support Services, Texas Tech University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Buddhism Religion & Spirituality Poetry Fiction History Philosophy Sociology Music

Aja P.

Aja P.

Austin, United States

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Making sure your prose sings, your facts and story are straight, and your unique voice shines through.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • on my porch, at a coffee shop, in far-flung places . . .

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humor & Comedy Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs History Travel Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Music Entertainment Mystery & Crime Fantasy Thriller & Suspense Photography

Lynsey G.

Lynsey G.

Missoula, United States

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Copy editor and proofreader with years of experience in-house and freelancing for Big 5 publishers and private clients across many genres.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Fordham University Press
  • City College of New York
  • Skadden-Arps Legal Studies Program at City College of New York
  • WHACK! Magazine
  • Penguin Group (USA)
  • Lynsey G (sole proprietor)

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Romance Fiction Women's Fiction Science Fiction Epic Fantasy Fantasy Urban Fantasy Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Comics & Graphic Novels

Meredith T.

Meredith T.

Charlottesville, United States

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Thoughtful editing and meticulous proofreading, done with a sharp eye and gentle tongue.


Work experience:

  • Meredith Tennant Editorial

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Romance Fiction Picture Books Children's Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Health & Wellbeing Middle Grade Fantasy

Kelly L.

Kelly L.

Phoenix, United States

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I am passionate about the written word! I have 15+ years in editing in all genres, with special attention to business and travel.


Work experience:

  • Immanence Journal
  • Gently Read Literature (GRL)
  • International Artist Publishing
  • Perseus Books Group
  • The Story Laboratory

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Romance Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Travel Poetry Mystery & Crime

Susannah N.

Susannah N.

Montpelier, United States

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Enthusiastic, friendly editor at Macmillan for 25 years. Favorite genres are women's fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, thrillers, YA.


Work experience:

  • Noel Editorial
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • nSight
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • Maponics (Pitney Bowes)
  • Clariant Creative Agency
  • Union Street Media Interactive
  • Self-Employed
  • Editorial Arts Academy

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Historical Fiction Fiction Women's Fiction Finance & Accounting Math & Science Religion & Spirituality Literary Fiction

Lynne F.

Lynne F.

Austin, TX, USA

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I've been working with authors for thirty-five years: editing, proofreading, indexing. Let me bring my wealth of experience to your project.


Work experience:

  • University of Texas Press
  • Self-employed
  • Dushkin Publishing Group
  • Windsor Publications
  • Mayfield Publishing Company

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Entertainment Travel Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences History Art Sociology Literary Fiction Fiction

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