Katy Schlomach, Bookhound Editing
Katy Schlomach, Bookhound Editing

Katy Schlomach, Bookhound Editing

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Introduction: I am a freelance editor with a background in education. Effective communication is my focus. I love correcting the errors and improving the flow in others' writing so that their message is unimpeded. I developed a reputation for being meticulous about writing while earning a BA in technical communication. I have worked as a private tutor but also edited academic papers on a volunteer basis. When I decided to become a professional editor, I completed the High-Level Proofreading Pro and Art of Line Editing training courses taught by Edit Republic. While I have always had a keen eye for grammar, spelling, word use, and consistency, this is when I learned the more technical aspects of editing and current industry standards. I am a member of the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors and The Christian PEN and take courses through The PEN Institute to keep my skills current.
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Hired 2 times

Serves New Braunfels, TX

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2 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, value, and professionalism.

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Jack S.

Can’t begin to say how unique Katy is to work with. 110 percent in every important category. Her conscientiousness is more than unusual in the world we live in today. Jack Studnicky
Jul 8, 2021
Megan B.

Would you rather take a 3-hour test than write a 2-page paper? Does the idea of a mid-term writing project that will be 50% of your grade cause heart palpitations and a possible prescription for Beta-blockers? Are your papers so stream-of-consciousness that they start thinking for themselves? Did your writing and grammar skills stop progressing somewhere in the middle of 6th grade? Are people on Facebook un-friending you because your grammar is just that bad? Are you so bad with words that it took you 5 days to write this review? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then look no further! Katy is your gal. Seriously, my GPA in grad school was a 4.0. Editing my own papers, I think not.
Dec 17, 2019
Gavin F.

I completed my thesis for my Masters of Science in Emergency and Disaster Management. Katy was very helpful in helping me meet all MLS standards and guidelines with my referencing. She never tried to change my content and thoughts. She did make sure that they were presented accurately and properly. When and if I ever decided to go down a doctoral path, I would want Katy working with me!
Dec 21, 2019
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Katy Schlomach

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

    Proofreading $.01–$.015 per word Free your writing from common errors. This is the final check before publishing that looks for typos and errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, formatting, and word use. Copyediting and Line Editing $.02–$.03 per word Copyediting looks at clarity, coherency, consistency, and correctness. It includes everything covered by proofreading plus correcting syntax to improve readability, checking facts, and following a style guide such as The Chicago Manual of Style, The AP Stylebook, or an in-house style guide. If needed, a style sheet can be created to maintain consistency. Copyediting looks for problems such as misplaced modifiers, inconsistency, plot holes or missing information, potential libel and copyright issues, and awkward phrasing. Line editing looks at the tone, flow, clarity, and language of content. It involves evaluating the writing line by line to ensure the author is making the most of every sentence. The goal is to improve the content so that it is effective and engaging for the target audience. Line editing looks for problems such as redundancies, unnecessary modifiers, empty words or phrases that add no value, passive voice when active should be used, unparallel items or phrases in lists, and ambiguity. Since copyediting and line editing overlap and my clients usually need both, I offer these together as one service. I can do a free sample edit so that I can more accurately estimate how much time your content will need and you can get a better idea of what to expect from my editing. I specialize in fiction, specifically the speculative, historical, romance, and suspense genres. I also edit nonfiction books, essays, manuals, marketing materials, and articles.

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

    Contact me with information about your content (such as topic, genre, length, target audience, publishing goals, which level of editing it needs, etc.) and any questions you have for me, and I will respond with my availability. If the time frame is acceptable, send me your document, and I will reply with the quote along with a sample edit, if necessary. I can edit in MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, or Google Docs. Confirm you are satisfied with the quote and sign the letter of agreement, and I will begin working. I will email your document and send you an invoice through PayPal.

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

    I have a BA in technical communication. I have also completed the online training courses High-Level Proofreading Pro and Art of Line Editing taught by Edit Republic. I continue to sharpen my skills by taking courses through The PEN Institute.

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