I’ve been a freelance editor and proofreader working directly with authors since 2019. I hold a Copyediting 3: Progress certificate from the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), and I proofread for World History Encyclopedia, the most-read history resource on the web.
“An absolute pleasure to work with… not only was she quick, easy to work with and effective, but she delivered great work.”
— Armando, narrative non-fiction author
Line-editing, copyediting, and proofreading for detailed corrections.
You might be asking, “Is my dialogue punctuated properly? Have I overwritten some scenes? Have I missed any typos?”
Do you want reader-ready writing so people can enjoy your story without distracting errors? It might be time for an in-depth professional edit.
Any word count. Annotated manuscript and line-edit editorial report. Weekly email updates. Optional introductory and feedback call. Contact me for a personalized quote for your project. Approximately £1,190 for 60,000 words. Mini line-edit approximately £410 for 10,000 words.
Any word count. Annotated manuscript with Tracked Changes and an editorial style sheet. Weekly email updates. Optional introductory and feedback call. Contact me for a personalized quote for your project. Approximately £760 for 60,000 words. Mini copyedit approximately £290 for 10,000 words.
Only corrects actual errors. Any word count. Annotated manuscript with Tracked Changes and an editorial style sheet. Weekly email updates. Optional introductory and feedback call. Contact me for a personalized quote for your project. Approximately £520 for 60,000 words. Mini proofread approximately £190 for 10,000 words.
Line-editing, copyediting, and proofreading consider the details of your writing. I have different tiers based on the amount of time I spend with your manuscript, and mini-edits are available. Personalized quotes, including for short stories, depend on the scale of the project.
|Details||Line-edit 🔭||Copyedit 🔬||Proofread 🔍|
|Number of read-throughs.||2||1||1|
|Clarity, consistency, and readability.||✓||✓||✓|
|Word styles checked for chapter numbers/titles and paragraph indentation.||✓||✓||✓|
|Removing extra lines or spaces.||✓||✓||✓|
|Cliché and repetition, overwriting, filter words, redundancy, and adverb over-reliance.||✓||x||x|
|Point of view slips (head hopping). Tense in flashback transitions. Balance of showing and telling.||✓||x||x|
|Balance of dialogue and narration. Dialogue tags and action beats.||✓||x||x|
|PerfectIt & Grammarly pro for extra peace of mind.||✓||✓||✓|
|Weekly email updates.||✓||✓||✓|
|Introductory call (optional).||✓||✓||✓|
|Feedback call (optional).||✓||✓||x|
|Annotated manuscript and personalized style sheet||✓||✓||✓|
|Approximate price for 60,000 words.||£1,190||£760||£520|
|Mini-edit of 10,000 words.||£410||£290||£190|
“Joanne has great attention to detail and her comments were very helpful. She was willing to go above and beyond what was required of her. I highly recommend hiring Joanne and I will definitely hire her again in the future!“— Josh, narrative non-fiction author