Out of all the freelance editors on the internet, why hire me?

I have been working as an editor for over a year. In that time, I have copyedited and proofread a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction materials in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style and various customized house styles. Past clients have praised my flexibility, thoroughness, and approachability and my knack for preserving the author's voice through even the heaviest edits.

I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, and I have completed their courses in Copyediting and Developmental Editing of Fiction.

Unlike most editors, my educational background tends toward the technical. I earned my bachelor's degree in mathematics at Virginia Tech, where I learned to pay close attention to the logical implications of language.

The years I spent working in a bookstore (as a bookseller and then a junior manager) exposed me to the ground-level realities of publishing: you're up against more competition than you can imagine, but most of it could have used another round of editing before it hit the shelves.

I'm familiar with a wide variety of text editors and word processors, so I can capably edit your content in whatever state it's in, whether that's a Word document, a WordPress site, or raw HTML.

But most importantly, I'm a writer, too. I've written my way into (and revised my way out of) just about every mistake your manuscript might contain. Through years of evaluating my own work and that of others, in writing courses and peer workshops, I've developed a keen eye for where a piece can be improved.

And, what's more, I've stood in your shoes as an edit-seeker. I know how much of you has gone into your manuscript. I know how badly you want it to become the best it can be, no matter how much editing and rewriting that takes.

And I'm here to guide you through the process.

Let's get started.

Wait, what does my manuscript need?

Say, do you have a resume?