Reina L.
South Africa
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Experienced Copy Editor and Proofreader.

* I am a native English speaker with an excellent grasp of the English language. * I offer a 'one-stop-shop' editing service: proofreading; technical editing (e.g. spelling, grammar, etc); optimizing flow, clarity, tone, style, consistency, overall readability, character development and conciseness; and making suggestions for improvement. * I edit and proofread all fiction and non-fiction material. I am also an enthusiastic beta reader. * I build close relationships with my clients and communicate with them constantly with queries or suggestions for improvement * My goal is to delight my clients and deliver excellence in everything I do on time, every time. * I work in MS Word, Google docs, and .pdfs. * Although I am not an expert in the field, I have a keen interest in developments in AI and the scope, risks and advantages attached to the technology. I use ChatGPT, Bing and Copilot. Some of the major projects I have led or been part of are * Editing and ghostwriting novels * Editing non-fiction books * Editing students' essays in support of their applications to top end universities in the US * Editing academic papers, theses and journals * Writing and editing business, marketing and consumer research reports, manuals, and workshop guides. * Writing and editing web copy for a large Chinese corporate Qualifications: * Certificate in Copywriting, University of Cape Town * Certificate in Copy Editing, University of Cape Town * Certificate in Copy Editing and Proofreading, SA Writers College * Teaching English as a Foreign Language i-to-i (TEFL) * Senior Management Development Programme : South African Breweries. Note: A significant proportion of the work that I have done and am doing is confidential so I am unable to post these projects as examples of my work. Testimonial. Editing Students’ Essays for Applications to Universities in the US. During 2023, Reina Luck has edited over 100 essays for me. Her substantive editing is consistently excellent. She adds significant value by going the extra mile and proactively suggesting alternative words, phrases, or areas for rewrite, all of which enhance the quality of the essays. She is helpful and efficient and always meets the tight deadlines - usually 12-24 hrs. Her communication with me is prompt and any problems are ironed out quickly. I would highly recommend utilizing Reina’s services. Joyce Chen. 5 October 2023
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  • Content Rewriting
  • Blog Content
  • Book Editing
  • Business Editing
  • Error Detection
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Story Editing
  • Oxford
  • Style Guide
  • Communication Skills
  • Beta Reader Report


Endorsements from past clients

"Hired Reina to review my CV. She provided reviews on time and made useful suggestions."

Heidi G. | Chief Executive Officer
Professional Resume Mar 2023


"I hired Reina to help me in proofreading and editing a paper I had and she did an excellent job. She is a great person to work with and very punctual. I truly recommend her to my colleagues and friends. She is professional!"

Hoodah A. | Prof. of Literature
Copyedit academic paper Feb 2023


"It’s no exaggeration to say that, by her proofreading of the 115-word book ‘Through a Brick Wall’, Reina provided the author, Ally H., and me (his ghost writer), with a clean, grammatically accurate manuscript enhanced by suggestions for improved syntax and clearer storylines. Her input added immense value to the project. More than that, her approach was professional and knowledgeable, and the work was completed in good time. I have no hesitation in recommending her proofreading and editing services.’ (Neville B.: Ghost writer) "

Neville B. | Proprietor
Editing and Proofreading my book 'Through a Brick Wall' Feb 2023


"‘Reina L. and I spent many years together as colleagues and friends while working for The South African Breweries. Our core focus during collaboration in those times was around our innovation agenda and working together to develop new programs that created excitement and new news for consumers and kept us at the cutting edge for technology for our existing brands and new brands. ‘I recently decided that the company, SAB, needed a story to be told as it was a legendary business that emerged out of Africa to become a global phenomenon and has some true nuggets that could be shared in business, whilst the narrative is also engaging. Having completed the core storyline and framework, I asked Reina in her capacity as an editor and proofreader and her ability to apply attention to detail"

Ally H. | Global Brands Director AB-Inbev
Editing and Proofreading my book 'Through a Brick Wall' Mar 2023