writing & editing

Holistic, & (Eco)Conscious Living

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I'm an editor and content & copywriter...

Arts & Culture | Craft & Pets | Holistic Health | Nature Writing & Sustainability | Spiritual Development
Business & Nonprofit | Trade Publications | Web Publishing

...for Publishers & Self-Publishers and Business & Organizations

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Editing & Proofreading for Publishers & Self-Publishers

For authors of personal narrative, spiritual development, health & wellness, nature writing, and sustainability.

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Editing & Proofreading for Businesses & Nonprofits

For organizations seeking an editor, proofreader, and/or content writer for websites, blog, email- or print-based newsletters, or other official written materials.


Editing & Proofreading for the Academic Humanities

For writers looking for specialized editing & proofreading for research writers working in the humanities and/or digital humanities.

Authors & publishers and businesses & organizations often require a team of versatile talent on their side, ready to work on various projects relating to several aspects of the company and project with a comprehensive understanding of message and vision.

I'm a freelance editor and proofreader with special interest in nonfiction genres including environmental writing, inspirational/spiritual development, animals & pets, and arts & culture. I'm prepared to look holistically at company/author materials or focus on a specific project.

Looking forward to learning about your publications.


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

Experienced & Proficient

MS Office

Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Google Workspace

Shared work documents

Adobe Acrobat

PDF Editing

Work Collaboration Apps

Slack, Notion, Asana, Trello, and others

Business/Media & Academic
Style Guides

  • The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Associated Press (AP Style)
  • Custom Style Guides

Website Editors

WordPress & Wix

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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