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Academic | Personal Narrative/Memoir | Nature Writing | Spiritual Development | Holistic Health

Editing & Proofreading for Nonfiction & Research Writers

 Many people hire a proofreader thinking their document is ready to go, not realizing that there are several phases to the editing process. Others delay unnecessarily because they don’t trust themselves. Revision can be a complicated, confusing, and frustrating process—

working with a professional editor can help.


Ensure that your content is well-organized and clearly presented.


Check your arguments for logic, reasoning, and thought development.


Improve the storytelling elements of your writing.


Copyediting and proofreading examin your word choice, sentence structure, clarity of communications, and grammar & spelling.

What I Do & Who I Work With:

Academic Humanities Editing & Proofreading

Specialized editing & proofreading for research writers working in the humanities and/or digital humanities.

Nonfiction Book Editing

For authors of personal narrative, spiritual development, health & wellness, nature writing, and eco-travel. More information...


Looking for a freelance editor or proofreader for contract work? More information...

What My Clients Say:

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 As this was my first endeavor into book writing, I was unfamiliar with the process. Melanie walked me through the process every step of the way, providing constant feedback and guidance on next steps. […] During each step she discussed all options and the “why” for each decision. I truly learned a great deal from this process with Melanie and could not be happier with the final products. 

Michael Warner, PhD
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I highly recommend Melanie. She was professional, fast, and very helpful. I will definitely use her services again.

Heather Hausenblas, PhD
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[Melanie] has helped me with my academic English as a non-native English speaker. […]She would draw my attention to the big issues like the essay format as well as the focus and the flow of my writing. Of course, her meticulous scholarship would help me re-vision my ‘ignored’ grammatical infelicities and wrong usage. I have been happy with her copy-editing service and would recommend her to those who are keen to have one copy-editor like her.



Fay Yao, PhD

“Quilters are so confident of a perfect product that they have a tradition of introducing a flaw, in order not to offend the gods.”

~Carol Fisher Saller, The Subversive Copyeditor: Advice from Chicago


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