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Copyediting: 1000 Words, Nonfiction

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If you've written something for other people to read, then you need a second set of eyes on it to make sure it says what you want it to say. I can be the eyes to help you! My services include:

*Making sure you've used punctuation correctly and consistently.
*Fixing any embarrassing, hard-to-catch typos or spelling errors.
*Tightening up language to make things as clear and specific as possible.
*Small organizational changes as needed to maintain focus and flow.
*Ensuring consistency throughout regarding terms, abbreviations, spellings, numerals and numbers, etc.
*Catching inadvertently hurtful or discriminatory language.

My services do NOT include:

*Rewriting your work.
*Fact checking.
*Ensuring you have correctly cited and attributed sources.
*Integrating SEO.
*Making you sound "like me."

In other words, I provide the final polish before you put your work out in the world. The Simbi deal is for 1000 words; I may adjust the price upwards or downwards depending on the size and scope of the project.

Training & Qualifications


I have a BA in English from Hamilton College, and worked as a freelance copyeditor from 2013 to 2018. I'm also a member of the Society for Proofreaders and Editors and have taken a number of continuing education courses on the finer points of copyediting. My paid work includes contract work for the Turkish Science Council, memoirs, dissertations (in the humanities and social sciences), and general nonfiction. I specialize in working with non-native English speakers.

Availability & Preferences


Weekends and evenings, GMT +2

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Katherine


Jorge received unit of Copyediting: 1000 Words, Nonfiction from Katherine
Mar 18, 2021
Katherine is a detail oriented provider with a solid foundation of the filed of proofreading and copy editing. She delivers optimal results with great... accuracy and promptness. Highly recommended. show more
Andrea received unit of Copyediting: 1000 Words, Nonfiction from Katherine
Aug 28, 2020
Katherine was wonderful to work with! I appreciate this service immensely and highly recommend Katherine.
Maria received unit of Copyediting: 1000 Words, Nonfiction from Katherine
Apr 21, 2019
Great job! Thanks for the proofreading. Some great suggestions!
Maria received package of Swedish Tea Delivery from Katherine
Apr 18, 2021
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Dania received unit of M o o d Tarot: 3-Card Reading from Katherine
Apr 07, 2021
Immaculate perceptivity and intution!!!! She could see/sense my aqaurius sun within the first few sentences :D! A damned cool first in my experiences ...with the tarot!! Brilliantly thoughtful and thorough interpretation of both the cards in isolation and in combination, which has helped reaffirm source's messages /prompts and begun to provide me with a framework for strategizing and moving forwards! As an infinitely voracious and curious intellect I really appreciated the fact she explains the elemental and zodiac sign associated with each of the cards, of course giving you more potential self/astrology/synchronistic resonance and insight which is always welcome :D!! Wonderfully friendly and personable, I highly reccomend <3!!!!! ^^!!!!!!show more
Rendon received package of Swedish Tea Delivery from Katherine
Apr 04, 2021
It was so lovely to finally meet Katherine by video! She's an awesome person to talk to, and I'm looking forward to sipping and sharing some more of t...he delicious tea!show more
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Sharla received unit of M o o d Tarot: 3-Card Reading from Katherine
Apr 01, 2021
Katherine was kind and she wrote a lot of information for each card that she drew for me, however the cards didn’t resonate for me with where I’m at o...n my journey. show more
Aja received package of Virtual Buddy Read from Katherine
Mar 20, 2021
Katherine was such a pleasure! Her energy is warm/inviting and lots of fun to work with -- I really enjoyed this exchange. Thank you, Katherine!
Troy received unit of A Postcard from Sweden from Katherine
Mar 06, 2021
Katherine is great! I love getting something in my mailbox from her! Thank you so much!
Madison received session of 3-Card Tarot Reading from Katherine
Feb 23, 2021
Katherine provided me with an excellent reading that was very in depth yet easy to comprehend! I highly recommend going to her!


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About Katherine Koba

Everything I enjoy comes down to words, details, and helping and educating others. In my work life, I'm a professional Swedish -> English translator. I work with corporate documents: everything fr...om annual and interim reports to internal memos to press releases. I was a freelance copyeditor and ESL tutor before that. Before that I spent two years teaching English at cram schools in South Korea, and before THAT I was a cave tour guide. In my fun life, I co-organize a local writing Meetup, translate semi-obscure Swedish women writers into English, and read a lot. I also work on my own writing projects, which tend to be character-driven SF/F and literary novels. I'm a bit of a language nerd, too; I study Russian and Korean in my spare time, and try to keep up my high school German and college French. I also like to surprise people with postcards and tea and other fun things in the mail!show more

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