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  • $45 hourly
    I've been a professional editor since 2013, a writer since 2001, and in the publishing industry since 2011. In working with authors, I am encouraging, honest, meticulous, and considerate. I catch subtle typos, close plot holes, and flag continuity errors. Contact me today, and I'll make your prose glow. I provide copy-editing, line-editing, substantive editing, and developmental editing services for all genres of fiction. This includes, but is not limited to the following - science fiction, urban and epic fantasy, literary, young adult, LGBTQ+, African-American, Asian, paranormal, romance, thrillers, and genre-crossing and/or upmarket works. I occasionally work with memoirs, spirituality, and self-help as well.
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    Ghostwriting
    Fiction Writing
    Error Detection
    Editing & Proofreading
    Track Changes
    Proofreading
    Commenting
    Beta Reading
    Line Editing
    Book Editing
    Copy Editing
  • $25 hourly
    What I can do for you: * Fiction writing in any genre * Copy editing and proofreading * Copywriting, blogs, journalistic writing * Exceptionally quick turnaround time What I bring to the table: * More than 25 years experience as a professional writer and editor * Nine years as a journalist for a daily newspaper, several more as managing editor of a large-circulation weekly paper and as a magazine editor. * Experience in teaching college journalism students the ins and outs of writing and editing * Written 25 novels and novellas since 2017 in genres as diverse as romance, science fiction, post-apocalypse and crime thrillers * Edited both fiction and non-fiction books In short, if you're looking for a true professional, you've found one! I look forward to helping you achieve your goals, whatever they may be.
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    Copywriting
    Copy Editing
    Ebook Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Journalism Writing
    Creative Writing
    Fiction Writing
    Proofreading
  • $50 hourly
    Member of Editors Canada, member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (USA). I am an ESL specialist who is passionate about language, literature, culture, and travel. My main areas of expertise are academics (humanities), non-fiction (blogs, travel, memoirs, biography, self help), how-to documents and manuals, newsletters, and literature. I can do all levels of editing (structural, stylistic, and copy editing) as well as proofreading. I can also format files for publishing in paperback on Amazon (KDP) and into EPUB format, readying them for publication as e-books. My qualifications and training include a B. Ed. (Double Major: English Language Arts and Social Studies, University of Lethbridge), a Dip. Ed. (ESL Curriculum and Instruction, University of Calgary), and a professional Editing Certificate (Simon Fraser University). In addition, I have taken several undergraduate anthropology, archaeology, and psychology courses over the years as an unclassified student for my own interest. I have 30 years' experience teaching, editing, writing, and proofreading in Japan (3 years teaching ESL) and Canada. As a Canadian, I am able to edit Canadian, US, and British English. I am proficient in APA, MLA, and Chicago styles, and I'm open to learning and working with additional styles. Below is a more specific list of documents I can edit and proofread: -academic papers (post secondary only) -advertisements -articles -blogs -brochures -community bulletins -e-books (formatting as well as editing) -ESL writing -fiction and non–fiction short stories and longer manuscripts -graphic novels -menus -newsletters -research papers and documents -resumes/curricula vitae -speeches -technical and how–to manuals The following is a list of topics and themes I know well: -academia (literature, history, archaeology and anthropology, psychology, sociology) -arts and entertainment -culture and multiculturalism -current events and politics -education/teaching, including distance education -finances and investing -health and nutrition -languages and linguistics -lifestyle -literature -travel -working from home
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    Writing
    Ghostwriting
    Business Writing
    Humor Writing
    Kindle Direct Publishing
    Proofreading
    Memoir
    Indexing
    Travel & Hospitality
    English
    Article
    Line Editing
    Copy Editing
    Blog Content
  • $45 hourly
    I love to help people get their ideas out into the world. Aside from ghostwriting countless Kindle books, I have 20 years experience teaching and coaching people to achieve their dreams by developing successful content and branding. I have helped many write memoirs, non-fiction books, workshops and online courses. I have also collaborated on creating business plans, social media content and podcasts. Contact me today for a free consultation. I look forward to hearing about what you want to offer the world and how I can help. *Background* A former academic and Professional Developer, I moved into Wellness copywriting 20 years ago. One of the first blogs I wrote for a Client was commented on by Paulo Coehlo, author of "The Alchemist." His comment led to a top ranking on Google, helped establish their new business and launched my new career as well. Since then I have helped hundreds of clients to develop fulfilling careers as authors, coaches and digital nomads. My Writing Portfolio is here: willshr.blogspot.com/p/nadine-wills-writing-portfolio-wellness.html Some quick facts about me: • BA Honours Degree in Communications and a PhD in Film, Media and Cultural Studies (Branding). • 20 years as a Coach. • 25 years as a freelance Writer and broadcaster (radio/film/podcasts/tv). • I think I can see dead people :). *Services* Examples of what I can offer: • Helping produce your memoir. • Refining, and understanding, your audience. • Setting up as a Life Coach (including written materials and coaching frameworks/tools). • Workshopping book, course and podcast ideas. • Developing your niche. • Marketing plans. • Writing style and pacing. • Creating online courses, and other content such as podcasts, to provide you with passive income. *Working together* I help complete your project by taking you through a step-by-step process. We can start off with a free 20 minute Introductory Call to find out more and begin to clarify your goals. Some clients prefer to communicate in writing. However, many prefer weekly Zoom calls where we laugh, explore and collaborate. *Contact me* Please set up a time for us to explore how I can help you!
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    Nonfiction
    Religious & Inspirational
    Sustainability
    Science Fiction
    Writing Critique
    Policy Writing
    Memoir Writing
    Ghostwriting
    Research & Strategy
    Content Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Coaching
    Book Writing
  • $35 hourly
    Hello! I am a freelance editor providing copy editing and substantive editing services worldwide. My MA thesis focused on immigrant and refugee experiences in a Canadian healthcare context. With over 20 years of experience editing various document types, my career passion is helping academics with an ESL background prepare manuscripts for publication in esteemed journals. I hold several contracts with translation companies in this regard. I have a BA in Anthropology/Native Studies and an MA in Medical Anthropology. I am proficient in APA, Chicago, MLA, and Harvard style manuals and in US, UK, and Canadian English. I strive to ensure clarity and concise writing and have edited manuscripts from multiple disciplines across health, social, political, computer science, economics, and business administration. My professional development training surrounds inclusive writing. I am a member of IAPO and Aces Society for Editing. My attention to detail and keen sense of voice make me qualified to edit your document.
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    Research Proposals
    Editing & Proofreading
    Academic Editing
    Citation Style
    Copy Editing
    APA Formatting
    Academic Proofreading
    Formatting
    Proofreading
  • $40 hourly
    I aim words to target a reader’s heart. Audiences shouldn’t be distracted trying to figure out what a sentence means; they shouldn’t be focused on minor (or glaring) errors, fumbling through the dark of a text trying to get to the light at the other end; it should be shining from the start. Readers should be engrossed in each element of a text and how they come together naturally, pining with those who miss home, angry with those who have suffered injustice, and challenged in their perspective with words and experiences that have left the pages and entered their own life. This is what reading can be and should be for anyone who picks up a book, reads an article, or engages with a blog, and this is my goal for every piece of writing that lights up my screen. I have spent the past ten years teaching the structure and craft of short and long fiction and nonfiction, giving me an intimate knowledge of literary elements, their function within writing, and their role in the creation of voice. I am an expert at recognizing the elements of good literature, whether a novel, a memoir, an essay, or a creative short story, and I can use this expertise to help you craft an engaging, brilliant piece that highlights your talents and personality. Everyone has something to offer; everyone has a unique perspective, and everyone can write. I love watching people’s faces light up as they realize the truth of this statement for themselves. In addition to teaching about literature and writing, I also teach English Language Learning, equipping me with expertise in English grammar and syntax and an appreciation for the courage it takes to share what you are learning. Years of editing student work from the ground up make me an efficient and thorough editor, working with others to showcase their individual voice in whatever they are writing—from a dry academic essay to a creative short story or script. I can guide clients from the first draft of their written work with developmental editing through the final draft with proofreading, or I can write it for them. I am passionate about discovering, reading, and creating good writing.
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    Beta Reader Report
    Blog Writing
    Article Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Creative Writing
    Written Language
    Copy Editing
    Writing Critique
    Content Writing
    Writing
    Error Detection
    English
    Proofreading
  • $47 hourly
    Come one, come all! I'm a fiction/non-fiction editor and freelance writer with ten years of experience under my belt, graduating in 2011 with a Master's in English Literature from the University of Alberta. Beyond my formal education, I am one of the more creative, out-of-the-box thinkers you'll ever meet. What I can provide: • Fiction/Non-fiction editing (Developmental, Line and Copy Editing) • Ghostwriting • Book Assessments (RECOMMENDED prior to any editing) • Book Formatting for Publication (eBook and Print) • Author Mentorship Accomplishments: • 2012-Present - Owner and Lead Editor of The Author's Hand, a website that mentors authors, edits novels and poetry, and provides novel assessments for authors that need another look at their manuscript before publishing. Over 50 books have been edited and published with my assistance. • May 2022-Present - Owner and Lead Editor of Author's Hand Publishing. In 2021/2022, I edited, curated, and published an anthology of Fantasy and Science Fiction stories from 23 authors across the globe. The project was featured on Kickstarter as a "Project We Love", and raised over $6000.00 in funding. • 6 years in University spent completing course/thesis work while providing paid editing services to my colleagues to work on their essays, thesis papers, and projects. I can collaborate with others, manage my time effectively and meet deadlines. • 2 years as a Museum Curator producing advertisements and museum display content through independent research. I can manage my word counts while delivering a strong and impactful message. This is one of the pillars of good writing, and I have this in spades. • Published a fictional novel in 2015, working with editors, cover artists, and other industry professionals to produce a work that received favorable reviews and consistent cash flow in its first two years on the market. Do you want a workhorse? You've found one. Let's work together and make something excellent!
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    Commenting
    Copywriting
    Creative Writing
    Proofreading
    Beta Reading
    Error Detection
    Copy Editing
    Book Editing
    Ghostwriting
    Book
    English
    Line Editing
  • $40 hourly
    Over the past two decades, I've honed my skills working for a variety of publications (mainly magazines and newspapers) and covering subjects ranging from politics to arts and entertainment, including regular opinion pieces. I also have extensive experience writing grant applications, essays, and press releases, as well as editing and proofreading both fiction and non-fiction work. I graduated with a bilingual diploma, and am able to speak, read, and write in fluent French.
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    English
    US English Dialect
    Line Editing
    Copy Editing
    British English Dialect
    Canadian English Dialect
    Writing
    Translation
    Journalism Writing
    Photo Retouching
    Adobe Photoshop
  • $30 hourly
    Hello! I'm Elizabeth Hodgson and I am your genre writing specialist. With my years of experience producing novels and short stories, I am sure we can create beautiful words together. Specialties: Genre Writing - Fantasy, Romance Erotica Novels from 30k-90k Short Stories from flash fiction to novels
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    Fiction Writing
    English
    Ghostwriting
  • $20 hourly
    Are you seeking someone with a fast turnaround, excellent communication, and feedback? Look no further! I am a beta reader and proofreader/editor. In the last year, I've been beta reading for many clients and have received 5 STARS from all of them. I have also had the opportunity to be a judge for NYC Midnight's writing contests over the last few months, and I have enjoyed giving constructive feedback and guidance to writers. I have a strong English background, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Education with teachables in English and Social Studies. Having both degrees has allowed me to pursue my passion for the English language and will enable me to be a lifelong learner. I currently substitute teach and have experience teaching various grades and subjects. Substitute teaching allows me to do what I love and set my schedule, which I want to do with freelancing. I am interested in beta-reading, proofreading, and editing. I am detail-oriented and highly organized. My flexible schedule allows me to work with you regardless of your needs and time frame.
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    Content Editing
    Grammar & Syntax Review
    Editing & Proofreading
    Novel
    Teaching English
    Grammar
    Beta Reading
    Proofreading
  • $30 hourly
    I can help you develop your book idea and take it through the many editing stages needed to be polished and perfected for publication. I am experienced, detail-oriented, punctual, reliable, and ready to work for you. I offer: *Developmental/substantive editing *Copy editing *Line editing *Re-writing *Proofreading *Manuscript evaluations *Excellent communication during the course of your project *Competitive rates *Reliable, punctual, and professional service I have edited fiction novels and nonfiction books, memoirs, short stories, e-books, articles, essays, and more. I am a published author of seven books (six through traditional publishing and one self-published), and I worked for the Writers' Guild of Alberta for several years as a manuscript evaluator. I recently married and changed my name. Google search Judy Andrekson to see some of my written work.
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    Essay Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Creative Writing
    Writing
    English Tutoring
    Writing Critique
    Proofreading
    Book Editing
    English
    Line Editing
    Copy Editing
  • $50 hourly
    Alison McBain is a Pushcart Prize-nominated author with over two hundred short stories, poems, and articles published worldwide. She has 4 books published under her own name, which have been honored with gold in the Literary Classics International Book Awards and National Indie Excellence Awards, as well as being finalists in the Foreword INDIES Awards, The Wishing Shelf Book Awards, and IAN Book of the Year. Genres she ghostwrites and edits include romance, fantasy, science fiction, literary fiction, mystery, contemporary, historical fiction, memoir, multicultural fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and YA. As an award-winning editor, she has a select roster of clients, in addition to publishing and acting as Associate Editor for the literary magazine Scribes*MICRO*Fiction and the small press Fairfield Scribes. For her clients, she does developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, cover design, and print/eBook layout for self-publishing.
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    Ghostwriting
    Short Story Writing
    Short Story
    Line Editing
    Copy Editing
    Essay Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Book Editing
    Book Cover Design
    Poetry
    Book Writing
    Copywriting
    Book
    Proofreading
  • $35 hourly
    I am a seasoned ghostwriter and published author with a strong background in creative writing. For over 14 years, I've been creating captivating stories across genres such as romance, fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, and horror, among others. I am also an FPA student so I am very familiar with the intricate requirements in regards to tropes and the secret writing formula! My journey in writing began at university where I honed my skills and cultivated a deep passion for storytelling. This solid foundation, combined with my real-world experience, allows me to create unique, authentic, and engaging content tailored to your specific needs. Whether you're seeking intricate world-building, heartfelt character arcs, or spine-tingling tension, I've got the expertise to bring your vision to life. My primary goal is to provide high-quality content that captivates readers and meets your specifications. If you're in search of a dedicated, proficient, and adaptable writer to breathe life into your ideas, I'd be thrilled to collaborate with you.
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    Book Blurb
    Book Cover
    Cover Art Design
    Romance Writing
    Writing
    Copy Editing
    Beta Reading
    Ebook
    Editing & Proofreading
    Science Fiction
    Fiction
    Fantasy
    Romance
    Ghostwriting
  • $20 hourly
    I am an author/ghostwriter, screenwriter, editor, formatter, transcriptionist, and researcher with 19 years' experience. I've ghostwritten various novels, biographies, and screenplays. My fiction specialties include science fiction, fantasy and thrillers. I have been script editor for the award-winning Jonas McCord (Malice, The Body) most recently on the anticipated film Into Thin Air. I've also worked with screenwriter Dan Gordon (Wyatt Earp, The Hurricane) and producer and screenwriter Joseph Mallozzi (Stargate, Dark Matter). Additionally, I've worked on various theological and academic projects. Whatever you need, I will provide it!
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    Character Development
    Fantasy
    Science Fiction
    Romance
    Final Draft
    Copy Editing
    Creative Writing
    Ghostwriting
    Microsoft Word
    Proofreading
    Writing
    English
  • $25 hourly
    I started my career in copy editing and proofreading 5+ years ago. I am known to be very detail-oriented and quick with my work. I love incorporating feedback and working closely with the requester to ensure that everything is to their liking. I am skilled in proofreading and simple spelling and grammar edits or more advanced copy editing to take your initial ideas and shine. I thrive at taking someone's writing and words and making their ideas stand out. With a background in public relations, I am skilled at connecting audiences to words and ensuring that all forms of communication are presented in a way that the audience can understand. I love how a few simple tweaks can make good writing fantastic!
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    Technical Editing
    Content Editing
    Story Editing
    Line Editing
    Book Editing
    Proofreading
    Copy Editing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Copywriting
  • $40 hourly
    I'm a versatile writer and researcher specializing in content creation for public and private clients.
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    Creative Strategy
    Project Management
    Time Management
    Copy Editing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Content Creation
    Drafting
    Writing
    Topic Research
  • $15 hourly
    I have a clerical experienced and can work independently. I can finished my projects on time. Very easy to follow instructions.
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    Leadership Coaching
    Leadership Skills
    Employee Engagement
    Motivational Speaking
    Critical Thinking Skills
    Knowledge Representation
    Patient Care
    Clerical Skills
    Multitasking
    Skill Analysis
    Decision Making
    Accounting
    Computer
    Time Management
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