Need an editor or proofreader? Hire me.

I’ve been a professional writer and editor for nearly two decades. If you have a book manuscript you need edited or proofread, I can assist you. You’ll get a professional copy edit or proofread at a reasonable price. Plus, I tell great jokes if you catch me on the right day. 😉 I may also share virtual coffee, tea, and chocolate, depending on your preferences.

But seriously, if you’ve written something for publication and you need a professional edit or proofread without a lot of hassle and without breaking the proverbial bank, I’m your best choice.

Not sure if you need copy editing or proofreading? Here’s a link that will help you make that determination:

Once you’re clear on what you need, here’s what I charge for services I provide:

Copy editing – $2 per double-spaced page (must adhere to standard ms. format)

Proofreading – $1.50 per double-spaced page (must adhere to standard ms. format)

Coaching sessions for writers (Skype or telephone) – $20 per half-hour session

Professional writing courses – $20 per week and up. Go here for more info:

I DO NOT provide developmental editing services.

I DO NOT provide ghostwriting services.

I am NOT a literary agent.

Anything else I might agree to do for you – Hourly fee – $25 per hour
(Hint: paying a flat fee is easier on your wallet).

Before you contact me, please note:

  • I’m an editor and proofreader, not a ghostwriter. I will NOT rewrite or write your manuscript.
  • I’m not your therapist. I will edit or proofread your manuscript.
  • If I don’t know you well or you’re not a close friend, please do not friend me on Facebook.
  • I do not work for free or for a promised share of royalties.
  • A deposit of half my editing or proofreading fee is expected upfront.
  • You are paying for my time as well as my knowledge and expertise.
  • I work during the week, but not on weekends.
  • Rush jobs are not welcome. I don’t do rush jobs. I often work with more than one client at a time and I won’t cut corners for existing clients to satisfy rush jobs.

I’m a nice, patient person under most circumstances. Do not take advantage of my jocular nature 😉

If you have other questions, drop me a line.

If you think we’ll make a good fit, proceed to the contact form below.

Ready to get started? E-mail me at nocturnaleditor (at) I’ll need no fewer than five pages of your work to determine if I will agree to edit or proofread it. Unfortunately for some people, but fortunately for me, I have minimum standards for manuscripts I will edit or proofread. To get a clue what those standards might be, see this post.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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