Copyediting ServicesNeed someone to check your final draft, to be sure you’ve dotted your i’s and crossed all your t’s? As a former attorney, my attention to detail means I’ll spot all those little mistakes that you are just too close to the project to see.
And if you’d like some editing advice on structure, format, or word choice, I can help with that too.
Developmental editsIf you’re struggling with format or flow of your argument, you might need someone to look at your first draft.
A big-picture edit works on content and clarity, with a guaranteed second edit to polish
This is where we focus on voice and the detail of word choice, repetitiveness, and the flow sentence to sentence. Can be done with a developmental edit or with a copy edit.
This is what you probably imagined when you came looking for an editor! Make sure your work is polished and free of typos, grammar problems, and punctuation issues.
Pricing – it can be trickyI know, I know. You want me to give you a nice easy cost per page. I want to do that too, believe me. It would make things sooooo much easier.
But I can’t. This work depends on a lot of variables, like how much editing is involved, how much input you need, and how much work you need me to do, both on a one-off project, and ongoing.
So, much as I hate to do this, my copyediting works on a set hourly fee.
$125 per hour, with a one-hour minimum, and 30-minute minimum increments after that.
Testimonials“Working with Gillian was a pleasure. Her attention to detail is exquisite. She has great communication and quick turnaround. I learned so much by simply getting an editing job done. Working with her made me feel confident about myself as she is very supportive. She is professional and caring. And I found her service really helpful! I highly recommend her! “
Anna Seewald, MEd
Parent Educator, Divorce Mediator, Podcast Host of Authentic Parenting
Gill took me from eyes glazed over eyes from staring at my own copy to shining a perfect spotlight on the areas I missed. She had an eye for keeping with my voice, tone and message in the forefront of her suggestions in a way that was fast and easy to understand. If you need a quick win with your copy, go chat with Gill right away.Sarah Talbert
copywriter and strategist
I’ve been a professional writer for 15+ years, and I’m someone my clients often count on for a good proofreading. However, I also know that it’s practically impossible proofread your own work, so I hired Gillian to proofread my novel. I was absolutely blown away by Gill’s attention to detail.It’s tough to find someone who cares about your work as much as you do, but I found that in Gill. If you need a proofreader or an editor, I highly recommend her thorough, detail-oriented work. Thank you, Gill! I’ll definitely be coming back to you again.
Megan O’Leary, copywriter and author