katharine coldiron (dot com)



So you've decided not to proofread your [whatever] on your own. Good for you!
The best thing you can do for your [whatever] is to enlist the help
of someone irritatingly obsessed with correct
grammar, spelling and punctuation. 

Did you catch the missing Oxford comma just there?  

No? 

See? You need me. 


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Aside from editing my own work (as above), I have held a contracting job as a copy editor for
web content since November of 2011. I have been promoted at that job
and have been asked to take on special assignments, so I'm no slouch at it.

I've also been unconsciously editing the world since I was an [annoying] child.

I'm available at a reasonable hourly rate, or at a flat rate with 25% up front.
I can do a hybrid thing as well, where I'm hourly with a total cap.
Or I might be willing to trade for goods or services.
Just e-mail me, kcoldiron [at] gmail, and, as the Beatles say,
we can work it out.  

The [whatever]s with which I can help include the text in webcomics
(I gleefully do intermittent work for the creator of Ctrl+Alt+Del),
short fiction, nonfiction essays, marketing copy, or pretty much
anything else related to the written word.



I reserve the right to refuse jobs for ideological reasons. I will not edit
hate speech or text meant to sucker vulnerable populations.
I'm OK with obscenity, but not exploitation. 

I might also say no just because I'm busy with other stuff. Sorry, dollface.

I am happy just to proofread, but if desired, I will also offer detailed line-editing
of prose that needs help not to be awkward or unskilled. 

I'll never, ever prioritize my words over yours. 



I can't commit to line-editing book-length projects. I'm not good at that. Get in touch with
somebody as friendly and expert as Herta Feely for that sort of thing.

 

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