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Freelance editor Jessica Hatch has always focused on telling stories and on telling stories well.

Copyediting & Proofreading

Your manuscript, revised for improved grammar, spelling, and narrative flow. Returned to you in two weeks or fewer.

Proofreading & Copyediting start dates available from February 18, 2019.

Proofreading & Copyediting services are ideal for the author on the cusp of publication. Hiring Hatch Editorial Services for proofreading & copyediting gives you the following advantages:

  • Proofreading: Your manuscript will be corrected for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.

  • Copyediting: Whether it's adding dialogue tags, nixing flowery adjectives, or reintroducing that flashback into the main narrative, your manuscript will be revised with suggestions to improve pacing and narrative flow.

  • Fact-checking: For manuscripts that rely on historical, scientific, political, or other facts, I will make note of any factual errors.

I don’t want to say I’m surprised by how great working with Jessica has been, because that would imply I was expecting less.

But I think I have to, if only because I can’t figure out a better way to say she surpassed my not insignificant faith and trust in her and her work product. I appreciated Jessica’s flexibility and understanding leading up to my start date, I was grateful for her weekly updates, and I’m thrilled with what she’s sent back to me.
— Erin Cox, Copyediting Client, Author of ARISESSA

Follows Chicago Manual of Style

I proofread and copyedit according to the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines, which are commonly used in book publishing.

Proficient in AP, MLA, & Other Styles

Should a particular project call for a different style guide, make note of it on your contact form.  I can also revise according to UK English grammar and spelling, as needed.

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