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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


Ian received Help with Become a Social Sage from Katherine
Jan 21, 2019
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Jan 20, 2019
Let there be light... mandalas! 😊
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Jan 17, 2019
Great to work with, very responsive.
Marjy received unit of A Postcard from Sweden from Katherine
Jan 16, 2019
Katherine sends wonderful postcards
Joey provided unit of Own Your Purpose Email Prompts for Katherine
Jan 15, 2019
Katherine is awesome.
Ria received unit of Ghetto Tarot: 3-Card Reading from Katherine
Jan 13, 2019
Katherine reacted fast to my proposal for a 3 card reading. The reading itself made a lot more sense than any reading I have had done before. this la...dy has a great inside in the cards, without knowing anything about me. I really appreciated it and I am sure I will come back to here. Nice!show more
Madge received Help with Proof Readers, Editors, Marketeers from Katherine
Jan 12, 2019
Katherine has a very giving and appreciative spirit . She takes her services seriously and provides edits which stay in the writers voice. This ...essential for writers, and Katherine knows it. show more
Madge received Help with Proof Readers, Editors, Marketeers from Katherine
Jan 11, 2019
Katherine delivered the perfect editing for my needs. I would recommend her service and hope to utilize it again soon
Joey provided session of Learn your purpose in 2019 for Katherine
Jan 04, 2019
Katherine is great - sharp and intuitive and all about creating safe places for herself and others. Really fun emailing and talking with her.
Anahel received Help with Copywriting about Yourself! from Katherine
Jan 04, 2019
Katherine came through in a very reflected manner. Great piece of writing. Anytime again! Thanx a lot!


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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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