Editing and Proofreading Services

Hey there! I offer editing and proofreading services for authors, students, or job-seekers. I’ve edited proposals and manuscripts as a literary agent’s assistant, and I also have experience tutoring ESL students in writing and editing their academic papers.

Services start at $40 an hour.

Contact Leslie with your word count (unless submitting a resume) and desired turn-around time, and I’ll hit you back with a competitive quote. Private consultations for feedback on longer works or works-in-progress can also be arranged.

Raleigh

Proofreading Service

What will you receive with the proofreading service? 

  • A completed manuscript that has been proofread line by line
  • Correction of any grammar errors, spelling errors, and typos
  • Tracked revisions so that you can see and review all the changes that have been made
  • Commentary and suggestions regarding any issues or concerns that have been noted
  • A short summary of the work that has been done and any major concerns

What types of documents can you use this service for?

  • Novels, novellas, and short stories
  • Plays and screenplays
  • Poetry
  • Academic and general nonfiction (memoirs, essays, biographies, self-help, etc.)
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Note: Proofreading is typically for final drafts of manuscripts that have already been edited. If you would like help with word choice, sentence structure, style, plot, structure, and organization, please consider my Manuscript Editing Service (see below).

Manuscript Editing Service

What will you receive with the manuscript editing service?

  • Line-by-line editing of your manuscript to improve clarity, organization, and flow while maintaining your authorial voice, giving you a stronger, much improved manuscript tailored to your target audience
  • Corrections of spelling and grammar errors, typos, repetitive language, and inconsistencies
  • Tracked revisions so that you can see and review all of our changes, giving you complete creative control
  • Suggestions to improve the style, tone, point of view, word choice, and sentence structure of your manuscript
  • Extensive critical commentary, indicating where arguments need more support, where the storyline or flow could be improved, where there are unfinished or contradictory thoughts, and more
  • Identification of what’s not working in your manuscript and any areas that can be improved
  • Personalized editor notes providing a summary of the work that has been done and highlighting next steps for your manuscript

What types of manuscripts can you use this service for?

  • Novels, novellas, and short stories
  • Plays and screenplays
  • General and academic nonfiction (memoirs, biography, essays, self-help, etc.)
  • Chapters or passages of longer fiction and nonfiction works

ESL Academic, Personal, or Business Editing

Let me review a draft of your academic writing or university application essays, business communications, cover letters, resumes, or other personal documents. I will help you improve your English writing, and check it for clarity, spelling, grammar, and typographical errors.

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