Joy Xiang

Joy Xiang – Editor

Eagle-eyed lover of language looking to work with indie authors and publishing companies to produce beautiful books.


I have 5 years' experience copy editing and proofreading books for independent authors and publishing companies. With a Copy Editing Certification from University of Chicago, I have worked with Paper Raven Books, Medichron Publications, and dozens of independent authors to create flawless books that sell.

My passion is to provide authors with a keen eye on their writing, giving actionable feedback and grammar suggestions while maintaining their unique voice and message. Science, health, self-improvement, and business are my special interests.
Business & Management Health & Wellbeing Inspirational Life Sciences Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Contemporary Fiction Fantasy Young Adult
English (US)
  • Copy Editing Certification, University of Chicago
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certification, UniTEFL

Work experience

Paper Raven Books

Jul, 2018 — Present

• Proofread 2 to 4 books of 10,000 to 60,000 words per month with a turnaround time of two weeks
• Follow Chicago Manual of Style, Merriam-Webster, and house style guide for mechanical and grammatical matters
• Use Microsoft Word track changes to query the author and redline changes
• Work with formatter to implement design elements (typography, graphics, running heads, chapter titles, separators, etc.)
• Communicate with team members through Basecamp

Medichron Publications

Nov, 2017 — Aug, 2022 (over 4 years)

• Copy edit 500- to 1,000-word articles for flow, content, syntax, and grammar with the intention of educating a general audience on health-related topics for,,
• Follow AP style for mechanical and grammatical matters
• Use Microsoft Word track changes to query the author and redline changes


Nov, 2017 — Apr, 2018 (5 months)

• Edit 2 to 3 articles per day on the topics of women’s health and entertainment with a turnaround of 24 hours
• Communicate with the managing editor through email

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