Services

If you are self-publishing, this is the best investment you can make. if you have already gone through multiple drafts and you're almost ready for publication, you need a proofreader. I will correct errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, formatting, and other typo fairy tracks. 

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Kay was great to work with. Firstly she paid attention to the subtle difference in language (UK vs USA) and how the tone of the document would be. When it came to the editing she was quick and meticulous, spotting mistakes and making suggestions I never would have thought of.
Overall a friendly and professional editor who I will be using again in the future.

– Matthew Hobson
Handmade Robot Games



I really enjoy working with Kay. She is professional, proficient, punctual, pragmatic - basically perfect. I highly recommend her as a copy and developmental editor.

- Richard Monson-Haefel

​Strange, Inc./Uncommon Design

Copyediting

"S Kay's editorial advice and guidance played a major role in turning an adequate story into an excellent one!"
– Douglas Draa 
Editor of Weirdbook Magazine

Services

You want your work to be accurate, clear, and engaging. If you choose a copy edit, I will not only check spelling, grammar, and punctuation, but also streamline prose for clarity, flow, and readability. I'll look at verb tense usage, sentence structure, and dialogue, as well as check facts, place names, timelines, and jargon. Problem areas are flagged with suggestions (not rewrites) on how to resolve the issues. I will also include a summary of the changes and suggestions.

  • Contact me using the form on the Contact page.

  • I'm happy to edit short fiction and novellas, so please don't hesitate to contact me and ask about rates for shorter works.

  • For a free sample edit of your novel, I require the following:
    • 5,000 words from your work for a sample edit. 
      • Use one of these formats: .rtf, .doc, .docx
      • Do not send the entire manuscript
      • Format your manuscript in a standard style
    • Include a brief synopsis of your work: Who are the main characters, what do they want? What is the conflict? What are the stakes? Include a list of major characters and the total word count of the full novel

  • I will get back to you within 7-10 business days with a sample edit of your first 5,000 words and a quote for the rest.

  • I do not offer final formatting for eBooks.