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Cho K.Jun 20, 2017Verified
Lucie was fast, effective, and offered great suggestions. I hired her to do proofreading and grammar...wow, so glad i did!!Oct 20, 2015Verified
Lucies contribution to the GHNI blog has challenged the way our organization represents itself. Our blogging standards are now much higher and traffic has increased as a result. She brought a fresh perspective to the work happening around the world to support villagers rising out of extreme poverty, resulting in more dollars to help more people find help and hope. We are grateful for her contribution as a blogger!Oct 12, 2015
I was initially impressed with Lucie's writing samples and decided to give her a shot. The work she turned in for that first assignment so impressed me that I've turned to Lucie numerous times for features (both for print and online). Lucie's been terrific to work with, submitting her articles well before deadline and always top-notch in creativity and style. I highly recommend her. - David Cohea, editor, ReMIND magazineOct 8, 2015
Our newsletter has been recognized by the Superintendent of the National Park System. Lucies piece about Spanish moss was well received by our discerning readers. She has a unique perspective and humorous style of writing. We have requested additional pieces whenever she feels inspired to produce them. - Joyce Dykes, co-editor, "As the Tide Flows," newsletter of Canaveral National Seashore Volunteers in Parks.Oct 8, 2015
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge industry standard rates of $2.50 to $3.50 per 8.5" x 11" page of text, depending on whether my client requests a simple proofread or a more detailed copyedit.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a B.A. in Creative Writing from Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL) and have taken nearly a dozen courses on editing both fiction and nonfiction, as well as proofreading and copyediting, from sources including Writers Digest and The Christian PEN. I also utilize such reference books such as the Chicago Manual of Style, The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, and Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Call it being born with that obsessive eye - the kind that can't help noticing typos, no matter where they appear. A near-lifetime of being a devoted reader has also helped hone my ear for what sounds right.