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  • Trained Proofreader

    $30/hr Starting at $60 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    Proofreading is the final stage before a manuscript is published or posted to the web. Proofreaders make your work "camera ready;" we take a line-by-line look at a manuscript to ensure that all typos,...

  • Trained Copy Editor

    $35/hr Starting at $70 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    Copy editing is often confused with proofreading, but these are not the same services. Copy editors focus on the technical aspects of writing; through a thorough line-by-line reading, we correct grammatical...

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  • Trained Developmental Editor

    $45/hr Starting at $90 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    A conceptual editor works closely with an author to develop a manuscript until it is ready for copy editing. In conceptual editing, an editor considers a manuscript's intended use as well as its content,...

  • Professional Rewriting

    $40/hr Starting at $80 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    If a manuscript is not yet ready for copy editing due to issues of excessively poor grammar, faulty organization, or sub-par translation, or if the manuscript contains heavy instances of awkward writing,...

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Professionally Trained Editor and Proofreader

I am a professionally trained developmental editor and copy editor and the owner of Erika's Editing ( When you work with me, you are investing in your book. I will partner with you to ready your manuscript for either self or traditional publishing. My rate is ***always hourly.*** Serious inquiries only, please.

I specialize in editing long-form fiction and creative non-fiction. I work closely with my authors in order to form strong relationships, and I will always treat your voice and your manuscript with respect. I've edited manuscripts across an array of genres; my client list includes both emerging and established authors from the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

I hold a Certificate of Editorial Study (five semester-length intensives) from NYU, and over a decade of my professional experience was spent at the MLA, an elite scholarly publisher. My many years in the world of scholarly publishing taught me the best practices of editorial work, especially with regard to copy editing. My undergraduate degree is in English (Writing), which I earned in 1999.

My book, "Voices Beyond Bondage," was released in 2014 and received national media attention. As a touring author-editor, I was invited to give author talks at over two dozen institutions across the Northeast.

I have a special interest in fiction (including historical fiction and YA fiction), 19th-century American history, and creative nonfiction (especially memoirs). Manuscripts with social justice or progressive focuses are especially welcome. My clients are my partners; we will work together to bring forward your brilliance and your unique voice.

Work Terms

Hourly rates only. All else to be discussed on a per-project basis

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