About this pro
I'm a blogger, writer, editor, published poet and proofreader with a heart for helping communicators of all stripes look their best in print, because that's what their efforts deserve. Over the years I've proofed and edited everything from business correspondence to blog posts, memoirs to MA dissertations, resume cover letters and even first novels by teens. On the writing side, I'm a monthly contributor to ReMIND, a games, puzzles and feature articles magazine catering to Boomers or anyone who has one foot in the past, where you'll find me dishing on various subjects such as Liza Minnelli and movie westerns. Or hop on over to the website of Global Hope Network International and learn a few things about goat loan programs and what's in your water from one of my guest posts for this amazing nonprofit. I've also penned short stories, a chapbook of poetry, an essay for "Chick Ink: 40 Stories of Women and Their Tattoos," and am working on a novel. On the editorial side, I can help you catch those little things your computer's spellchecker isn't designed to pick up, or issues with sentence flow and structure, pacing and plot, as well as pesky grammatical glitches. Even the best writers need an impartial eye at times because they're just too close to their own work. Look, as a writer myself, I know it can be scary to entrust your words to someone else. But ask anyone I've worked with and they'll tell you I've never yet yelled at them over a misplaced apostrophe. Seriously! And if for any reason I feel I'm not the best choice for your work, I'll let you know and even see if I can point you in the right direction. That's quite enough about me! Now let's hear about your project.
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
- 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.