Webster, Texas, United States

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The guru of



Editing and Proofreading Fiction and Nonfiction Books

Greetings! For twenty-five years I have been a professional fiction and nonfiction editor and proofreader. In addition to six in-house years with a publisher, I have almost twenty years of freelance experience and have worked with publishers, companies, and writers all over the world. As a Chicago style expert, I edit and proofread fiction (all genres, children's, YA, and adult) and nonfiction (educational and marketing materials, business books, and self-help books). With a strong background in fiction editing, I am (unlike many editors) an expert at dialogue punctuation and paragraph breaks.

Work Terms

I edit MS Word documents using track changes, PDF files using Adobe's highlight/note function, and hard copy using the old-fashioned red pen. If you hire me, you'll get a detail- and deadline-oriented editor and proofreader who is easy to work with.

Depending on my schedule and on the length of the book, I can return a copy edit or proofread within a week or two. Books that need a heavier edit may take longer. For jobs over $400 I prefer half up front with the balance due upon project completion.