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Academic Humanities | Personal Narrative/Memoir | Nature Writing | Contemporary Spirituality | Holistic Health | Self-Help

Editing & Proofreading for Writers of Nonfiction

 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—

work with a professional.

Specialist Experience

I've worked with these genres for more than ten years.

Eye for Detail

I'm trained in copyediting & proofreading for American, British & Australian dialects in addition to several style guides.

Client Connection

I'm available for communications throughout the project.

Tech Savvy

I work with Word, GoogleDocs, WordPress, and HTML.

What I Do & Who I Work With:

Academics

Arts & culture humanities editing & proofreading for dissertations, journal articles, and websites.

Nonfiction Book Authors

Content editing, copyediting, and proofreading for self help/spiritual development, personal narrative/memoir genres, health & wellness, and nature & sustainability writing.

Publishers

Looking for a freelance editor or proofreader for contract work?

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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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