Proofreading and Editing Service

What do you need to polish your writing?

Spell check and grammar check are great, but they miss many “miss steaks.” And after investing your time and effort in a Turn out your best writing!project, you start to see what you meant to write, not necessarily what you actually did write. With my fresh perspective, firm grasp of the mechanics of writing, and unbiased feedback, I am here to help you turn out your best writing. Whether you are writing for personal or professional reasons, I will proofread and edit your work to ensure that you communicate your message clearly, concisely, consistently, and correctly.

What can my proofreading and editing service do for you?

You have invested time and resources in your writing. Why not ensure it is the best it can be? I proofread and edit many types of writing:

  • short stories, novels, and e-booksI can help with a variety of projects.
  • term papers
  • articles and Web content
  • resumes and cover letters
  • newsletters, brochures, and presentations
  • and more

In-depth reviews or slight touch-ups, large projects or small ones, whatever your needs, if you want to have your writing refined, my service is the answer.

My proofreading and editing service includes the following:

  • identifying grammar, spelling, and punctuation problems
  • refining sentence structure, word choice, organization, and flow
  • improving clarity, conciseness, consistency, and continuity
  • maintaining authorial voice, making sure writing stays true to an author’s intentions and style
  • and more

I proofread and edit using Microsoft Word’s Tracking Changes and Comments features. I use I reference a variety of resources when proofreading and editing.a variety of resources when proofreading and editing, such as The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition; The Associated Press Stylebook; The Yahoo! Style Guide; and The Gregg Reference Manual, Tribute Edition. Or I can adapt to any special style requirements you may have.

Your needs are my top priority. No matter what your project may entail, I am committed to your satisfaction and to providing quality proofreading and editing every time, on time. My goals are not only to meet your expectations, but also to exceed them, and to help you exceed your expectations as well.

(All material you send me will be treated as confidential.)

What do my clients think of my proofreading and editing?

“Sandra was punctual with her reply and positive with the comments that were returned to me. Her suggestions were spot-on and highly effective in molding my manuscript into a more polished and refined document. I now feel that with her advice and help I am more confident with sending out my manuscript to publishers and agents. My confidence has improved with the knowledge that I have an accomplished proofreader available to me. I have enjoyed working with her and have learned a lot from her. As I am sure you, as a writer, are aware, it helps to have an extra pair of eyes, especially when you are too close to the work.”

—P. L. Green, RN, BSN, AuthorWhy settle for bronze, or even silver, when writing can be transformed into gold?

“Working with Sandra has been fantastic! Her proofreading is top-notch, and she showed a genuine interest in my writing and my goals as an author. I will continue to rely on her for that final magical touch that helps my writing to the next level and would recommend her to anyone.”

—T. J. Robinson, Author

“Sandra was a great help. Her ideas and way of expressing herself were a welcoming addition to my monthly newsletter. I trust Sandra will do her best to provide you with effective editing/proofreading/writing. She is efficient and passionate with what she does.”

—Michelle Miller, Life Coach/Hypnotist, Creative Life Management, Inc.

(No compensation was involved in obtaining endorsements.)

What does my proofreading and editing service cost?

If you are interested in having your writing proofread and edited and would like more information, please contact me at slswordsmith(at)gmail(dot)com.

Service pricing and turnaround time vary depending upon the size and scope of your project. Email me 500 words that are reflective of your document as a whole, and I will show you what I can do, at no cost to you. That way you know what to expect from me, and I know what to expect from you. Also in your email, tell me about your document and how detailed a proofread and edit you would like, and I will provide you with a fair, project-specific bid.

Payments will be made on an agreed-upon schedule, preferably through PayPal (you do not need an account).

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