Let me help you prepare your book for publishing.
Whether you are self-publishing or you need help getting your book ready for a publisher, I will work with you to make your manuscript the best it can be. From a full copy-edit of your book to just checking spelling and grammar, I can help.
I will work with you to make sure your writing flows, makes sense, sounds like you intended it to, the spelling and grammar is correct, and your manuscript looks professional. I provide a comprehensive copy-editing and proofreading service across genres.
And if you are a first-time writer, no problem. For many of my clients, this is the first time they have worked with an editor or had to navigate the publishing industry. I will take the time to explain the process and will be able to point you in the right direction to get you on your way to publishing your book.
Job title: Copy-editor and proofreader
Location: South Canterbury
Experience: I have been a freelance book editor since 2015 and have a background in linguistics and speech pathology. I have experience in copy-editing and proofreading books in a range of genres. I am a Professional Member of the Institute of Professional Editors Ltd (IPEd) and an Intermediate Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP).
Specialities: I specialise in copy-editing and proofreading fiction and non-fiction books in all genres.
I'm looking for: Writers of fiction or non-fiction books who need to prepare books for self-publishing or to approach publishers.
Best endorsement: "It was an absolute pleasure working with Marja. Her services were very professional. My manuscript was edited and proofread to a high standard and Marja’s responses were clear and concise. I particularly liked Marja’s tight scheduling arrangements as this kept me up to speed. I am looking forward to working with Marja again and I do recommend her to anyone in need of superior editing and proofreading skills." Author, fiction book.
Availability/lead time: Varies. Please check with me.