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One Last Look
Getting To Know Me
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.

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“Her meticulous attention to detail is unparalleled. When I send her work that I think is almost perfect, she always manages to find more errors than I ever thought could be there. Joyce has polished many of my novels identifying numerous errors that others, including myself, previously missed. I COULDN’T PUBLISH WITHOUT HER!” 
Donna Mabry, Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author

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Joyce Mochrie, Owner
Phone: 607-425-6281
Email: proofpro14@aol.com
“I’ve worked with many editors, and I am fully aware that not all editors are created equal. Joyce is personable, extremely thorough, highly professional, affordable, and meticulous with an eye like a hawk. Her attention to detail is unsurpassed, catching endless minor errors that other previous editors had missed, not to mention the many foreign words she caught and corrected.” 
Vital Germaine, Top-Selling Author & Motivational Speaker

“I would like to recommend Joyce Mochrie, owner of ‘One Last Look,’ for her outstanding editing skills. She answered all of my questions with professionalism and encouraged my skills as an author. She tells authors to use their imagination and create the work, and her job is to clean it up and polish it. And, that she does . . . very well.” 
James Logsdon, Published Author

“Her dedication to detail, accuracy, and perfection in editing is beyond comparison. It is without reservation that I recommend her to anyone who is interested in getting the job done right.” Thomas Powers, Published Author

“It was a very special venture for me developing the manuscript, and Joyce’s warmth and kindness added another layer of appreciation for the process. I was delighted to work with Joyce during the project and found her to be extremely efficient and communicative.” Lee Papa, Published Author

“I am most pleased that she is extremely effective and accurate in correcting errors which others missed. What is most satisfying is not only is she thorough, she does her editing and proofreading in a very timely manner and is a delightful person to work with. I certainly recommend Joyce as the best proofreader and editor you will ever have the opportunity to work with.” Joyce Regan, Author 

“I share a relationship with Joyce as a result of the outstanding work she did copy editing my novel. If you are looking for a copy editor who is thorough, pays attention to detail, and knows what she is doing, choose Joyce. I was truly amazed and pleased with the level and quality of her work. Her editorial skills are exemplary. I recommend her highly and would not hesitate to have her work on another project.” 
G.E. Taylor, Published Author 
“It was a lucky day when I discovered Joyce Mochrie, copy editor and proofreader extraordinaire! During the time she was working with my manuscript, I realized promptness is one of her many outstanding attributes. The quality of her work is exceptional, her prices are reasonable, and she communicates in a way that makes 
me feel valued as a person. She always did what she said she’d do, and it is without reservation that I highly recommend her to anyone with a manuscript that needs ‘One Last Look.’ I look forward to working with her on my next book. She’s the best!” 
Ann Pontrelli, Published Author
“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

 “Joyce was not the only editor I “test drove” – I actually tried out a total of four. I was looking for more than a copy editor. I was seeking an editor who would not only correct typos, grammatical errors, and punctuation, but who was sensitive enough to catch repeated words, inconsistencies in plot details, and the like, leaving it as perfect as a manuscript could be. I found that in Joyce Mochrie. She patiently answered my questions about grammar and punctuation, essentially giving me an education in the process.” 
Frances S. Brown w/a Claire Gem, Award-Winning Author

“Joyce exemplified patience and professionalism. I appreciated her turnaround commitment, tremendous attention to details, knowledge of present-day publishing standards, and affordability! Her warmth and genuine interest in giving her best makes her an invaluable partner to work with.” 
Jill Maxwell, Published Author

“From the very beginning, Joyce was prompt and helpful, and her edits were thorough and accurate. She went above and beyond when I had questions regarding grammar and technique. Never once did she try and alter my “voice,” and she remained respectful of my writing style. She impressed me from start to finish. I highly recommend her work and can attest to the quality of her edits. Kind, honest, informative, Joyce will always be my copy editor of choice.” 
J.M. Muller, Published Author

“I am so thankful for your work and professionalism as the editor of my first novel. Your willingness to work with me as I navigate this unfamiliar territory has been invaluable. You went above and beyond, and I have already recommended you to several peers!” April Alieda, Published Author

“Through networking with trusted author friends, I found a copy editor named Joyce Mochrie. With very little turnaround time, she read the 70K word manuscript and made all the comments any writer would want his or her editor to make. The suggested changes are presented in a way that I was able to accept or reject them, and I felt confident of my book as I moved toward publication.”
Anna Nicholas, Published Author, Actor, Director, Speaker, Mediator

“When you find an editor like Joyce Mochrie, you must realize you have found a jewel. I highly recommend her for copy editing and proofreading. Without her, I would not be where I am today—confident in my work and moving forward in a way that I never thought possible. An editor can make you or break you. Treat her well, for you are not likely to find another editor like her. I never want to spend another day of writing without Joyce Mochrie as my editor.”
Meg Anne Brighton, Published Author
“If you have written a novel and poured your heart and soul into it, you will want a top-notch Certified Copy Editor to give it the polishing it deserves. Joyce can do the job for you—in spades. She did a super job on my manuscript, and she did it in a hurry. Most importantly, I haven’t found one error in the manuscript . . . not one. I have had several copy editors over the last two decades, but none were as good as Joyce. She was kind and very helpful in making my novel the best it could be. Joyce is one great copy editor!” Scotty V. Casper, Published Author
 “Joyce’s attention to detail and willingness to patiently walk me through every step of the way was invaluable to me as a new writer. I went into the process very unsure and a bit frightened, but her encouragement and professionalism gave me stamina. I have already recommended her to several others without hesitancy, and I look forward to working with her when my next book is completed.” 
Sandra Mansfield Wright, Published Author
“Having a great team of freelancers is a critical component of success in today’s publishing world. Having a professional edit your manuscript offers writers the assurance they need before taking the next step. Partnering with Joyce Mochrie boosts a writer’s confidence even further. She provides a realistic schedule, regularly updates her progress, and meets or exceeds every deadline. Her comments are easy to understand and implement, and most of all, she has the experience and the discerning eye to honestly critique and polish your manuscript, ensuring that it reads well. I’m more than pleased to have her as a member of our team.” Steve McCondichie, Author and Publisher, SFK Press