Kelly Aronica

Kelly Aronica – Editor

I am a detail-oriented lover of books and grammar always looking to eradicate all the typos.

Overview

I started my career in the publishing industry as an editorial assistant at Bantam Doubleday Dell. I left the commute and the office when my daughter was born, but continued freelancing as a proofreader for a small independent publishing company. Through them, I have worked mostly on contemporary and literary fiction, though I personally love to read all kinds of books, including fantasy, science fiction, mystery, suspense, and well, really, anything great. I worked in the healthcare field and have a Masters Degree in nutrition as well, so can bring that knowledge to the work I am proofreading. I have two kids, a dog, love books, and enjoy the flexibility of working from home.

I bring a love of words, a wide variety of interests, and open communication skills to the job. You will receive a marked up pdf file with all corrections noted. As a proofreader, I am looking at the work exclusively for technical errors. I will query anything that might feel wrong beyond that, but will not make any substantive changes to the manuscript. Proofreading allows my grammar nerd to come to the forefront. I am happy to apply it to your book!
Services
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Epic Fantasy Literary Fiction Post-Apocalyptic Time Travel Women's Fiction
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Dec, 1999 — Present

Part time freelance proofreading and copyediting for a small independent publisher working mostly on contemporary and literary fiction.

Private Practice/Center for Medical Weight Loss

Nov, 2012 — Nov, 2022 (about 10 years)

Wrote and edited nutrition and health handouts and newsletters.
Managed patient care in a physician's office.

Bantam Doubleday Dell

Jun, 1990 — Jan, 1995 (over 4 years)

Assisted in the editorial department and the publishers office.

Portfolio

Copy Editing
Diasporama: A Novel

Ferber, Bruce

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Girls Aloud: A Novel

Arnold, Judith

Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Soundrise

Voedisch, Lynn

Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading

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