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

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Copyediting &  Proofreading 

Your manuscript, revised for improved grammar, spelling, and narrative flow. Returned to you in 2 weeks or fewer.

New Proofreading & Copyediting start dates available: August 6, 2018.

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
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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.

Itemized Invoicing


Presented upon completion of the project, your itemized invoice explains how I've put my time and energy to work for you. 

 

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