I have a degree in English language from the University of London, and a professional certificate in copy editing and proofreading from Proofreading Academy (Knowadays).
I have been running a successful freelance editing business for the last six years. My main specialization is fiction, following the CMoS, although I also receive many nonfiction manuscripts following various other style guides depending on the needs of my clients.
I am the principal copy editor and proofreader for three publishers: Cherry Publishing, Highlander Press and CamCat Publishing, as well as frequently freelancing for various others, including, more recently, one of the big five.
I can work competently in any major English dialect (US/CAN, UK/AUS), although I mostly work in US English because my clients often tend to aim for that market.
My clients have been known to compliment my prompt and friendly communication skills, my level of availability to them, and my fast turnaround speed. It isn't uncommon to find myself talking with a client during the evening or even on weekends, because we often become friends as I support them through their publishing journey.
During the summer, I am normally with family in the South of France, and I spend winters in South East Asia, being something of a digital nomad and beach fanatic. I like to bring that sunny enthusiasm into my work!
My favorite project to date was a collection of short stories written by women who had experienced spiritual transformation in their lives. It was thoroughly enjoyable to switch author and writing style every few thousand words, and to enhance those powerful experiences for the reader. The book will soon be available to buy through Highlander Press.
- Proofreading Academy professional certificate
I have been a freelance proofreader for this publisher since August 2021.
Publish Central (Australia)
I often proofread business manuscripts for this Australian based publisher.
I am a regular copyeditor/proofreader for this publisher that specializes in spiritual journey/business success books.
I often freelance for this company, copyediting books that have been machine translated from German and French, mostly in the motivation/self-help genre.
The Urban Writers
I regularly freelance for this company, editing nonfiction books in various subjects.
I am the primary proofreader for this publisher.
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