As a copy editor and proofreader with over seven years of experience, I can help you polish any project involving text to look as shiny and professional as it deserves. I’ve edited articles and essays, websites and PowerPoint presentations, album liners and academic papers, ranging in style from the highly technical to the freely artistic.
“Sarah is a great copy editor. I’ve been working with her for a number of years on large and small projects, and she has always been very accommodating and detail oriented. Applying complex and varied client standards on tight deadlines is not always easy, but Sarah makes it appear effortless. She brings a great attitude and creativity, which is rare in this kind of work!”Michael Hart, Reaction Graphics
I currently offer two services: copy editing and proofreading.
Proofreading is reviewing a completed text, usually the final layout, for spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and formatting issues. This is the final step before publishing, to find any last lingering errors before your project becomes a reality!
Copy editing is a more in-depth process, offering suggestions about word choice, tone, sentence structure and flow, while also looking out for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. This is usually done when a work is mostly completed, but not yet laid out for publication; however, some clients choose to do a combined copy-editing and proofreading process.
“Navigating the kind of gentle hedging style that some people use is not my strong suit…I really appreciated the directness of [Sarah’s] feedback.”Hannah Hamavid, Brivele
Although my rates depend on the scale and complexity of the project, I know how much everyone hates to be told “email for a quote” when doing research! I find that most small-scale, nontechnical projects (for example: business websites, album liner notes, pamphlets and programs) can be completed in the range of $50–$100. For more information or a more precise quote, email me.