Erika D.

Erika D.

New York CityNY

Professionally Trained Editor and Proofreader

I am a full-time independent contractor and the Founder and Lead Editor of Erika's Editing Service, Inc. (erikasediting.com), a Better Business Bureau rated business (bbb.org/us/ny/brooklyn/profile/editorial-services/erikas-editing-service-inc-0121-87152443). When you work with me, you are investing in your book. I will partner with you to ready your manuscript for either self or traditional publishing. My rate is ***always hourly.*** Serious inquiries only, please. I specialize in editing long-form fiction and creative non-fiction. I work closely with my authors in order to form strong relationships, and I will always treat your voice and your manuscript with respect. I've edited manuscripts across an array of genres; my client list includes both emerging and established authors from the U.S., Europe, and Asia. I hold a Certificate of Editorial Study (five semester-length intensives) from NYU, and over a decade of my professional experience was spent at the MLA, an elite scholarly publisher. My many years in the world of scholarly publishing taught me the best practices of editorial work, especially with regard to copy editing. My undergraduate degree is in English (Writing), which I earned in 1999. My book, "Voices Beyond Bondage," was released in 2014 and received national media attention. As a touring author-editor, I was invited to give author talks at over two dozen institutions across the Northeast. I have a special interest in fiction (including historical fiction and YA fiction), 19th-century American history, and creative nonfiction (especially memoirs). Manuscripts with social justice or progressive focuses are especially welcome. My clients are my partners; we will work together to bring forward your brilliance and your unique voice.
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Jun 25, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022

"I would hire Erika again in a heartbeat. She was absolutely amazing to work with. She fixed up my speech beautifully, and she went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with each and every change! I would recommend her to anyone needing editing/writing help."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 May 4, 2022

"Erika was amazing. Her work speaks for itself, and I couldn't be happier with her edits. She transformed my pitch letter from "meh" to "wow." Thank you so much, Erika. I look forward to working with you again soon!"

Private earnings
Aug 8, 2020 - Aug 30, 2020

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Private earnings
Jan 11, 2019 - Jan 28, 2019

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Nov 2, 2016 - Aug 25, 2017

"Detail oriented, meticulous, a great pleasure to work with!!!!"

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Apr 4, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017

"I had a great experience working with Erika. She made the editing process easy and my book turned out better than I could have imagined. Thank you, Erika!!! :)"

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Dec 18, 2015 - Jan 7, 2016

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Owner, Erika's Editing
Owner, Erika's Editing
As a touring author/editor, I've been invited to present at almost two dozen institutions across the Northeast, including the PEN/Faulkner Center in Washington DC, Boston's Museum of African American History, Brooklyn's Weeksville Heritage Center, York College (CUNY) in Queens, and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford. As a part of book promotions, I have appeared on numerous radio programs including the Tavis Smiley Radio Program and NPR's Here and Now; additionally, I was interviewed by the AP for a book review which ultimately appeared in such publications as the New York Times and Washington Post. I’ve also been invited to blog for the Huffington Post.
Touring Author/Editor -- Voices Beyond Bondage
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Erika D.

Erika D.

New York CityNY
32
Total Jobs
3,024
Total Hours

Professionally Trained Editor and Proofreader

Specializes in
I am a full-time independent contractor and the Founder and Lead Editor of Erika's Editing Service, Inc. (erikasediting.com), a Better Business Bureau rated business (bbb.org/us/ny/brooklyn/profile/editorial-services/erikas-editing-service-inc-0121-87152443). When you work with me, you are investing in your book. I will partner with you to ready your manuscript for either self or traditional publishing. My rate is ***always hourly.*** Serious inquiries only, please. I specialize in editing long-form fiction and creative non-fiction. I work closely with my authors in order to form strong relationships, and I will always treat your voice and your manuscript with respect. I've edited manuscripts across an array of genres; my client list includes both emerging and established authors from the U.S., Europe, and Asia. I hold a Certificate of Editorial Study (five semester-length intensives) from NYU, and over a decade of my professional experience was spent at the MLA, an elite scholarly publisher. My many years in the world of scholarly publishing taught me the best practices of editorial work, especially with regard to copy editing. My undergraduate degree is in English (Writing), which I earned in 1999. My book, "Voices Beyond Bondage," was released in 2014 and received national media attention. As a touring author-editor, I was invited to give author talks at over two dozen institutions across the Northeast. I have a special interest in fiction (including historical fiction and YA fiction), 19th-century American history, and creative nonfiction (especially memoirs). Manuscripts with social justice or progressive focuses are especially welcome. My clients are my partners; we will work together to bring forward your brilliance and your unique voice.
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Jun 25, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022

"I would hire Erika again in a heartbeat. She was absolutely amazing to work with. She fixed up my speech beautifully, and she went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with each and every change! I would recommend her to anyone needing editing/writing help."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 May 4, 2022

"Erika was amazing. Her work speaks for itself, and I couldn't be happier with her edits. She transformed my pitch letter from "meh" to "wow." Thank you so much, Erika. I look forward to working with you again soon!"

Private earnings
Aug 8, 2020 - Aug 30, 2020

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Private earnings
Jan 11, 2019 - Jan 28, 2019

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Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Nov 2, 2016 - Aug 25, 2017

"Detail oriented, meticulous, a great pleasure to work with!!!!"

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Apr 4, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017

"I had a great experience working with Erika. She made the editing process easy and my book turned out better than I could have imagined. Thank you, Erika!!! :)"

Private earnings
Dec 18, 2015 - Jan 7, 2016

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Portfolio

Owner, Erika's Editing
Owner, Erika's Editing
As a touring author/editor, I've been invited to present at almost two dozen institutions across the Northeast, including the PEN/Faulkner Center in Washington DC, Boston's Museum of African American History, Brooklyn's Weeksville Heritage Center, York College (CUNY) in Queens, and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford. As a part of book promotions, I have appeared on numerous radio programs including the Tavis Smiley Radio Program and NPR's Here and Now; additionally, I was interviewed by the AP for a book review which ultimately appeared in such publications as the New York Times and Washington Post. I’ve also been invited to blog for the Huffington Post.
Touring Author/Editor -- Voices Beyond Bondage
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