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Copyediting: 1000 Words, Nonfiction

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10 per unit - Virtual OK

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 +1

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

Reviews of Katherine


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Mar 24, 2019
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Mar 23, 2019
Went above and beyond for helping me review my store! Very thorough feedback and real direction on what to do next and how to edit things. Very sweet ...and generous! Was very glad to work together and would love to do it again in the future! show more
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Mar 13, 2019
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Mar 12, 2019
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Mar 10, 2019
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Mar 04, 2019
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Feb 12, 2019
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Feb 11, 2019
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Feb 11, 2019
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Feb 10, 2019
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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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