I’m an experienced freelance Certified Copy Editor and Proofreader currently living in Elmira, New York–the city famous for the writings of the great Mark Twain. A perfectionist by nature, discovering errors has always come naturally to me. In fact, recognizing mistakes in road signs, restaurant menus, billboards, or newspapers often drives my husband and friends crazy! Inaccuracies seem to flash at me like a neon sign.
“Joyce was a great last look at my manuscript and caught some variations in names that my copy editor had missed. She also caught a near miss on my back cover blurb that had been reviewed several dozen times, and thankfully, it was fixed before going to print! She is an excellent resource, the consummate professional, and she delivered on the day she said she would. I highly recommend her without reservation.”
Tricia Cerrone, Multi-Award-Winning Author
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My services include both copy editing and proofreading. Most definitions of copy editing involve improving style, formatting, accuracy, making sure there are no inconsistencies or redundancies, and that the story line flows well. Proofreading encompasses catching surface problems with the content, such as incorrect grammar, punctuation, and spelling. I also do basic fact-checking.
With today’s technology making it possible to submit, edit, and return work via email as a Word attachment, the relationship between editor and client becomes much closer. With 3 different methods of editing that I offer, the author is left to choose the one that they are most comfortable using.
On average, I can edit a 300-page manuscript in less than 10 days. I review every project twice for maximum accuracy. I will be more than happy to provide a five-page sample edit upon request.
My goal is to ensure that your work is PUBLISHING READY. I encourage my clients to reach out to me with ANY questions at ANY TIME. I also invite you to view my profile on LinkedIn and welcome the opportunity to be of service to you.
Small Business & Corporate Editing
I also have extensive experience editing projects for corporations and small businesses, such as:
No job is too big or too small. Please feel free to contact me to discuss pricing.
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Joyce Mochrie, Owner