Proofreading & editing
My goal is to provide high-quality editing and proofreading services for Christian, “clean reads,” and nonfiction authors at an efficient pace and an affordable rate.
I am a multi-published author with a keen eye for detail and I love grammar (and hate typos!). Before becoming a full-time author, I was a medical transcriptionist and Quality Assurance editor for Cardioscribes, Inc. for six years. Preparing and proofreading medical documents fine-tuned my ability to spot errors. No human (or computer) can ever be 100% perfect, but if you need help spotting errors in grammar that spellcheck may miss, punctuation questions, or help aligning point-of-view and/or verb tense uses, I would be more than happy to assist!
If you need a bit more in-depth help with your novel, short story, or novella, editing may be for you. Editing is inherently a slower process, in which I will read your story for the errors mentioned above regarding proofreading and also provide feedback in a variety of other areas: sentence structure issues, showing vs. telling, pacing, character development, and weak and repetitive wording. I will provide in-depth feedback and suggestions for strengthening, utilizing Word’s Track Changes feature.
But, don’t worry, as an author with a unique voice, I completely understand that your work is exactly that: your work. All final decisions will rest solely in your capable hands. If you would like to contact me with questions or for a general estimate, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can shoot me an email through my contact page here.
I would be happy to proofread or edit your first five pages for free so that we may test our compatibility and the speed at which I feel I will be able to process your manuscript.
My prices are as follows:
Level I (proofreading): $0.002 per word (one read-through). This level is best for a manuscript that has already been edited and you need another set of eyes to double (or triple) check for any missed errors before sending it to print.
Level II (line editing): $0.005 per word. This level is more in-depth and slower than proofreading. You’ve polished your manuscript to the best of your ability, but you’re ready for a professional edit to look at sentence structures and spot errors, as well as point out any inconsistencies.
Level III (developmental editing): $0.015 per word. This is a much more in-depth version of editing. Not only looking at errors but also pace, flow, character development, etc. Pretty much anything you feel you need help with or areas you want to focus on (or all of them), we can address.
Level IV (coaching): This is something I would love to pursue at some point in the future. Bringing a “newbie” from rough draft to published manuscript, helping develop writing weaknesses into strengths along the way, and working closely with a new author to mentor them through the sometimes scary (but always exciting) world of publishing.
I look forward to working with you!
Books I have proofread:
His Secret Mission by Joy Ohagwu
His Changed Life by Joy Ohagwu
Her Undying Faith by Joy Ohagwu
Hunted by Joy Ohagwu
Hunter by Joy Ohagwu
Whisper by Joy Ohagwu
The Secret Heritage by Joy Ohagwu
Making Isaac Hunt by Linda L. Hargrove
Loving Cee Cee Johnson by Linda L. Hargrove
Books I have edited:
Mermaid’s Tears by Becky Sawyer
The Hidden by B. B. Sawyer (Becky Sawyer)
Chilhowee Legacy by Reba Rhyne
Meant for Her by Joy Avery Melville