I offer copyediting and proofreading for articles, short stories, books, blogs, and websites. Although I specialize in fantasy and Christian fiction, I accept manuscripts of most genres, including non-fiction, as long as they do not contain horror elements or graphic sex scenes. I have experience working with both The Associated Press Stylebook and The Chicago Manual of Style. Details and deadlines are important to me, and I believe in the importance of preserving your voice throughout the editing process.
In a basic copyedit, I correct all mechanical, grammatical, syntactical, and usage errors. I also check the table of contents; the numbering of footnotes/endnotes, tables, and figures; the alphabetization of the bibliography, glossary, and index; and any factual or descriptive inconsistencies. In addition, I point out wordy and convoluted passages.
This includes everything provided in a basic copyedit, but I also supply suggested revisions for any wordy, convoluted, or otherwise awkward passages; point out terms that need clarification; and query facts that seem incorrect, faulty organization, and gaps in logic.
A proofread is the very last edit before your writing is published. I correct spelling errors, typos, grammatical problems, punctuation mistakes, inconsistent format, and errors in spacing and alignment. For websites, I also check links.
I provide the above services for websites at an hourly rate. Please contact me for a personalized quote.
If you are interested in any of the above services, please email me the following information:
- The service(s) in which you are interested
- A brief description, including title, target audience, and genre (if applicable)
- Word count
Serena's deft hand managed to ferret out the typos in my work. She also has forever made me comma conscious. I didn't know how badly I was neglecting those crafty little monsters until I saw my corrected draft. She worked over my manuscript within a reasonable time frame and pointed out not only errors but unnecessary repetition and awkward passages. I highly recommend her work.
--H.L. Burke, Dragon's Debt
Thanks so much for copyediting my MS of TREE SPIRITS. You caught a lot of mistakes I missed and helped with some grammar issues (commas!). Your edit was thorough and very clear. I would recommend your services to anyone looking for an editor.
--Jim Window, Tree Spirits