I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader based in Toronto, Canada, and I want to help make sure your writing is communicating your message clearly rather than distracting your readers with confusing wording or grammatical errors.
I am familiar with editing to the standards of Canadian English, American English, and British English.
Copy editing includes editing for clarity, consistency, redundancy, awkwardness, word choice, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. This does not include fact-checking but may include checking for internal consistency of facts and figures. It follows the requirements of a style guide or may involve creating a style sheet for the individual project. Copy editing sometimes overlaps with stylistic or line editing.
Proofreading is for materials that have already been edited and need a final pass for the mechanics of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and consistency. This includes adhering to the requirements of a style guide or style sheet.
- business documents and reports
- marketing materials
- social media posts
- website copy
- news articles and editorials
- press releases
- academic and student papers
- personal documents and emails
- cover letters
- admissions essays
- Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
- Associated Press (AP)
- Canadian Press (CP)
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Modern Languages Association (MLA)
- any in-house style provided by client