Meticulous copyeditor and proofreader with 25+ years of experience editing diverse titles in spirituality, psychology, sports, and memoir
I have close to thirty years of experience as an editor. I began my career at Tuttle Publishing in Boston (Buddhism, art, design) and later worked at several New York publishing firms in-house and freelance. I covered topics as diverse as art, architecture, gardening, design, and cooking (coffee table books); non-fiction children's books (educational); some YA; history; politics; psychology; spirituality; sustainability; pop culture; music; and memoirs.
Once you've finished writing and polishing your work, put it down. Take a breath. Now it's time to let go and take action. Let me copyedit or proofread your manuscript into tip-top shape before you submit it to agents or publishers. Most errors are avoidable. Don't let your writing be overlooked or relegated to the slush pile!
Here is my process:
1. I provide a free quote based on the total word count of your manuscript and the sample chapter you provide. If the rate suits you, I offer a 1-page sample edit. If you like my work, I'll send a contract. Note: The standard publishing page is 250 words, so a 50,000-word manuscript is 200 pages. I edit 6-8 pages/per hour, depending on the condition of the manuscript. Rates for Copyediting: $40/hour. Proofreading: $25/hour. To learn about copyediting vs. proofreading, refer to my website above.
2. I'll begin the editing process after you've accepted and signed the contract. I might email you for any global queries along the way. I'll send you the entire manuscript upon the agreed-upon due date. If I need more time, I will always reach out in advance.
3. I edit using Word, PDFs, Google Docs, and even pencil-to-paper. I enjoy editing authors in a realistic yet empathetic way, shaping the text as much (or as little) as you prefer.
4. Feel free to contact me anytime.
Thank you for letting me be your Editor!
I am an Editorial Consultant/Small Business Owner with more than 25 years of experience focused on non-fiction children's science titles; some YA fiction; history, politics, and pop culture; coffee table books (art, architecture, and design); music and film; sports; travel; how-to; sustainability; alternative health; and lifestyle books.
I have edited, copyedited, proofread, and fact-checked for authors; publishers (Fodor's Travel Guides, Henry Holt, Abrams, Glitterati, Routledge, etc.); nonprofits (the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the School of Visual Arts, among others); and corporate employers and freelance clients (TBWA; Jack Morton; Hill, Holliday, etc.).
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Non-fiction editor specializing in art, biography, history and literature. Veteran of a million (well, a few hundred) projects.
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