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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


Maria received unit of Copyediting: 1000 Words, Nonfiction from Katherine
Apr 21, 2019
Great job! Thanks for the proofreading. Some great suggestions!
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Jun 14, 2019
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Rebekah received Help with Send Me a Care Package! 🎁 from Katherine
Jun 14, 2019
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Holly provided session of Astrology Readings for Katherine
Jun 10, 2019
Awesome! Easy to work with
Ariane received session of 3-Card Tarot Reading from Katherine
Jun 09, 2019
Katherine was so wonderful! One of the best deal I've made on Simbi for sure. She was kind, thorough and her reading was spot on. Thank you for sharin...g your gift <3 show more
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Jun 06, 2019
I am so grateful to Katherine for being the first to jump. in this experiment with me and working with her has been really fluid. Thank you for doing ...this with me! show more
Sarah received session of 3-Card Tarot Reading from Katherine
May 27, 2019
Fantastic reading! Lovely person. Very accurate and gave me a lot to think about. I would absolutely return for another reading and recommend to other...s!show more
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May 12, 2019
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May 09, 2019
Katherine was wonderful to work with in all ways. She also gave me helpful feedback and this was completed very quickly. My idea of an ideal client....show more
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May 04, 2019
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