Proofreading & critiquing
I’ve decided to throw in my hat for a different aspect of the writing industry: proofreading and critiquing. 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!
Over the past two years, I have spent time both receiving and giving critiques. I am told that I am a thorough and kind critiquer. If you need a bit more in-depth help with your novel, short story, or novella, critiquing may be for you. Critiquing 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 critique 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.
I look forward to working with you!