Proofreader/Editor/Copyeditor
Proofreader/Editor/Copyeditor

Proofreader/Editor/Copyeditor

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Introduction: My spectrum of editing is wide: Memoirs, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, YA literature, novels, children's books, fantasy, spiritual, self-help, websites, brochures, flyers, letters, blogs, articles, and newsletters, to name a few. I deliver on deadlines. I keep in contact with my writer every step of the way so there are no surprises. I offer: Copyediting Substantive Editing/Revising Proofreading My expertise in teaching and writing comes from my 30 years in education, as a high school English teacher, staff developer, workshop presenter, college professor, College Academic Director, Elementary School Principal, and a High School Principal. I can remember as a child that words captivated me. Spelling was a big deal. Playing private games in my head like anagrams was a significant pastime for me, and these habits have never left. With this quirky allure, I found ways to stay connected to words; mainly through reading and writing for myself and others. Each piece I read and edit (or heavily copyedit) becomes part of a learning experience for me. While I search for words, I search for meaning. Reading and writing are the ultimate communicators. My writing assistance to others has included journals, memoirs, fiction and nonfiction editing, including YA literature, children's books, poetry, personal letter writing, and academic papers. What fun to escape my day-to-day, and delve into another person's writing! You see, words fascinate me. This is what gets me up in the morning!
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Hired 103 times

Serves Phoenix, AZ

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8 years in business

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Hassan s.
Dec 2, 2021
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Annie is a great listener. She understands exactly what her client needs and will get it done. She gives great advise and direction and in my situation, she helped a great deal since it was my first time Writing. Thank you, Annie!

Details: Editing • Proofreading • Non-fiction manuscripts • 2,000 - 10,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Sherin m.
Apr 4, 2021
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Annie was excellent. I asked Annie to edit an organization's presidential message for our newsletter. I gave her a very tight deadline. I needed it back by the next day. She was very prompt and was able to edit it well before the expected deadline. She did a great job editing and structuring my message. I am very happy with the results and will choose her again to any future needs.

Details: Editing • Copyediting • Proofreading • Formatting and fact checking • Non-fiction manuscripts • Education • Fewer than 2,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Lalita S.
Feb 16, 2021
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Working with Annie was an awesome experience. I'm amazed at the wonderful job she did with editing my memoir. I am very pleased and will definitely recommend her. Thanks to her expertise I am one step closer to publishing my book.

Details: Editing • Proofreading • Formatting and fact checking • Non-fiction manuscripts • 50,000 - 100,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

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Junior J.
Jan 23, 2021
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It was a pleasure working with Annie!! Definitely a great mentor, editor and overall Person. Not only does she edit your work but she explains/suggests why things need to be modified. I got the opportunity to learn from her, which was an unexpected bonus. She transformed my memoir!! I'm a Happy Client. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND AP!! Give her a shot and she will impress you. Keep the Hard work coming AP. Cheers!

Details: Editing • Proofreading • Substantive or developmental editing • Non-fiction manuscripts • 50,000 - 100,000 words • A single project • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

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Boris P.
Oct 28, 2020
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Annie was great to work. Whe provided a sample of her editing skills. And she met her timelines. I would work with her again.

Details: Editing • Proofreading • Non-fiction manuscripts • 10,000 - 30,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Annie Preston

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    All of my pricing is negotiable. However, estimates are listed here: Copy and line editing/revising - approximately $45 per hour; however, the cost may vary - depending on the size of the project or the potential for ongoing editing. I can comfortably copy and line edit about 2200 words an hour. I am very methodical in my work.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I am all in. Your project is my focus. I will start with an initial meeting, Most of my clients are connected to me by the internet, where text messaging, facetime, and phone calls assist us in our collaboration. Clients living in the Phoenix area can meet with me at a mutually agreed upon place like a Starbucks that would be equidistant from my house to my client's home. Our first meeting is to gather information and make that plan to move forward. I believe in continual and frequent checkpoints in progress and I love the work I do.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Bachelors & Masters degree in Secondary Ed., with an emphasis in English. I have taught high school, as well as college English. I also have 20 years experience as a school administrator. I volunteer my time to teach workshops and mentor others.

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