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Lisa-Beth proof-read a script for me. She is an amazing proofreader who went beyond the call of duty and got my script back to me a week earlier than expected. Thanks Lisa-Beth! You are awesome!
Chris O’Toole took on the Sisyphean task of: 1) proofreading; 2) providing a general critique: and 3) giving insight on whether and how to move forward on my draft play and associated essay. Mr. O’Toole use the yellow highlighter feature in Word to show his proofreading suggestions. I am still finding grammatical and word choice errors. This may well be because—due to my limited eye-sight— I didn’t see all his yellow highlights in making my corrections. He provided a general, dip-lomatic, thoughtful critique of the play’s subject matter; use of metaphors, poetry, and language; and connection with a reader or an audience. In making and evaluating my decision to hire an editor in general and Mr. O’Toole specifically, I looked at five factors: 1) experience and expertise; 2) cost; 3) turn-around time; 4) interactions; and 5) quality of work. Regarding the first, while I do not know Mr. Toole’s experience with plays, his website clearly indicates significant experience in editing other forms of professional writing. I believe the quality of editors’ websites and offers of services is a good indicator of their knowledge of and skill in teaching clients like me how to connect with their readers and audiences. Regarding cost, other editors I consulted charged on an hourly or a per page basis while Mr. Toole, in this first editing interaction, offered a very reasonable flat fee. There are pluses and minuses with each ap-proach. A flat fee was best for me for the initial editing of a draft play. The third factor is crucial for most authors working on deadlines. Mr. O’Toole sent me his edits and critique within two weeks. A second editor I contacted told me she could not get to my draft until January. Fourth, ed-iting is a collaborative enterprise: an editor needs to know the writer’s audience, intent, focus, and voice to help that author create his or her best work. Mr. O’Toole gave me feedback and questions on the writing sample I originally sent him. He sent me a follow-up email—with a targeted ques-tion--while editing my manuscript. Overall, I am happy with the initial editing efforts Mr. O’Toole gave me: professional; cost-effective; timely; and interactive. I am still rolling around the four page, shiny, rock critique he also gave me: gold or dross; foundational, aspirational, or weighing down: moving the draft higher or back into an inky sea? Whatever it ultimately is, he initiated a thought provoking internal and external conversation for/with a novice playwright just as my response here illustrates the meta-phorical challenges Mr. O’Toole confronted in critiquing and advising me on my writing.
She did a wonderful job on Proofreading and Editing this 88 page letter to my daughter. She did this with no mistakes and the Editing was just right. If I ever need a Proofreader or Editor in the future, Guitta would be the first person I will call.
Great job! She proofread a script and found every mistake. She even added a couple of suggestions to spice up the script. I willdefinitely use her again.
Great to work with, she helped me with all of my book. Her proofreading is beyond any professional I have ever seen.
Heather has been fantastic and insightful - I'm so very happy I've hired Heather.
Patricia is an English wizard. She has a good read on people and helping them edit so that their projects and papers are efficient and in proper format. She has helped me proofread and recommend changes in my work. I would highly recommend her to anyone with an editing project.
Liz has been SO helpful with my work documents, business correspondence and even a few personal letters. She always gets the job done quickly and never misses a thing. She even helps me when I'm not quite sure how I want to word something! I highly recommend her for anything you might want proofread. Side Note: REALLY appreciate her fast response and delivery of work in the "off hours". With my line of work I never know when deadlines will hit and she is always there with the fast turnaround.
Sarah has worked on several of the film projects my company is producing. She adapts novels to scripts, develops stories and writes all the presentation packets containing synopsis, treatments, logline etc. We have noticed her talent for writing, her creativity, her ability to synthesise, the rigour in her structure, her sense of detail, her punctuality, her originality and initiative in offering new ideas. She can write about any subject matter and adapt to many styles with ease (thriller, romantic, silly, spiritual, comedic etc) and always puts a lot of passion in what she does. I know her to be an avid reader and cinephile and believes in the subject matters she defends with enthusiasm.
Shaula is a professional and highly competent editor. I send everything I write to her, be it chapters of my novel, posts to my blog and even sometimes verbose emails. Her attention to detail is astounding and she not only proofreads exceptionally well, she also focuses on content and readability. She poses questions and comments on the things that work and the things that don't. Having a vast knowledge of literature and books, this makes her an excellent source to also bounce ideas of of, if one is worried about flow or plot problems. She can think it through and give her feedback. Shaula is more than just a proofreader, she's an editor. And she's the best one I've ever used!
I am freelance proof-reader, copyeditor, and webcontent writer. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley in Political Science. I have been writing and blogging for since 2004.
I do editing, proofreading and resume writing. I work independently with clients who are looking for writing service skills. I help prepare and documents in a cohesive, structured format.
I write, edit, and proofread. I have many years of experience and three degrees in English. I am also a published writer.
Will write, edit, proofread, correct, translate any documents that are in need of corrections or boosts of any sort to help create well written, professional documents.
We do proofreading and editing for business people, faculty members, government departments, students and translators. We have a full description on our website.
After working as an editor for a transcription company for a couple of years, I've built up my skills in proofreading and editing while working with audio. Now, I'm looking to expand and work with other types of content, both tied to audio and not. To that end, I'm currently getting used to working with the Chicago Manual of Style.
Hello. Do you have a school paper that needs some revision before submission? Are you a first time novelist and you need someone to look over your work? Whatever your editing needs may be I am here to help. I have an Associate of Arts Degree as well as experience teaching English to students in Thailand. English and writing are my passions. If you are interested in my services please send me an email explaining the job you need help with. We can then work out the details/rate together. I may charge per page for a lengthy work or per job for shorter pieces. All work can be done through email, but we can meet in person if you are in the Long Beach area. I will try to respond to all questions as quickly as possible. Thanks for considering me.
Besides my own freelance writing, I do freelance editing, proofreading, indexing (creating indexes for books), and researching. Please check out my web site for examples of my work, prices, etc.
I offer swift, accurate, and constructive script coverage; my services are available in a variety of formats, from one-sheet to extensive notes. I'm frequently honest, sometimes brutal, but always fair and aimed towards helping the writer. I'm also available for proofreading, transcription, and reformatting of scripted material.
I have proofread and edited documents written by ESL students and adults with other languages. Retaining the message the writer expresses is necessary, while converting the text into appropriate English usage. I also have typed and proofed dissertations and theses and keeping the same standards.