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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 +2

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!
Jayme received session of 3-Card Tarot Reading from Katherine
Jul 22, 2020
Katherine was great - very prompt and thorough!! I would recommend her service to anyone!
Brenda received unit of M o o d Tarot: 3-Card Reading from Katherine
Jul 18, 2020
I love the way Katherine sees the tarot from multiple aspects. She is so thorough in her explanation, and her understanding. Not just a person readi...ng from a book to define cards. The tower moment being described here did absolutely happen very recently, that was insightful. Thank you Katherine! show more
Dan received package of Swedish Tea Delivery from Katherine
Jul 17, 2020
Katherine is so kind and thoughtful, I look forward to tasting her Swedish tea.
Maliki received session of 3-Card Tarot Reading from Katherine
Jul 12, 2020
Wow! Very detailed with a unique perspective and deck! Amazing reading with lots of detail and great tips for life!
Amy received unit of Spruce Up Your Simbi Copywriting! from Katherine
Jun 19, 2020
Thank you for helping me vomit all of my ideas, gifts, and talents onto my own paper. Katherine was so much fun to work with, on the idea and business... side, and spiritual "woo woo" side =). We had the best discussions to uncover what I could bring to the table. It was always there, but it just needed another humble person to speak it into existence. show more
Kate received session of 3-Card Tarot Reading from Katherine
Jun 18, 2020
Thank you so very much Katrina! What a beautiful informative reading. Much gratitude 🙏❤️Highly recommend !
Rachel received Help with Seeds from Katherine
May 15, 2020
Great trade as always! Katherine is the best!
Kylie received unit of Spruce Up Your Simbi Copywriting! from Katherine
May 06, 2020
Thanks for the great tips! It is soooo helpful and I will take a good look and try to apply them! Thank you so much for your time and effort :)
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May 04, 2020
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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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