Your work is ready for copyediting when you think it has all the elements and sections that you want to include. Ideally, you have already given it to someone for a developmental edit so that you know the content makes sense to your intended readers.

Proofreading is the final step before you submit your work. It should be copyedited already. The best case scenario is that you have different people doing the copyediting and the proofreading. The more eyes you get on your work, the better it will be. I can help you find another set of eyes if you wish.

That’s perfectly fine! I will work with you to determine the needs of your work, based on my assessment of the work, the goals of the project, and your budget. Fill out the contact form to request a free two-page estimate.

I’ve worked with both native and non-native speakers of English, on a variety of social science subjects and music-related subjects. My Ph.D. is in linguistics, and I have extensive knowledge of ESL/ELL/TESOL subjects and education subjects.

I base my fees on the standard rates posted on the Editorial Freelancers Association website. Note that costs and pacing differ depending on the specific service you request.

That’s absolutely fine. I’ll help you determine how to get the most out of my expertise with the budget you have available.

I accept academic works of all types: manuscripts, dissertations/theses, tenure dossiers, journal articles, essays, online course content, assessments, reference material, white papers, and more. I also accept job application materials and non-academic material such as creative nonfiction and fiction, as well as website copy. If you have a question about submitting something I haven’t mentioned here, get in touch and we may be able to work something out!

Yes. We will both sign a contract before my work begins so that the expectations are clear from the beginning and there are no surprises. An invoice (or more than one, if it’s appropriate) will be provided as well.