Frequently Asked Questions
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Proofreading & Editing
What are your rates?
The services I perform (proofreading or editing/proofreading) determine my rates. They are divided into two separate packages, as outlined below. Both packages consider the length and complexity of a project, as well as whether I am working with standard or technical content.
Feel free to contact me by phone (518-366-7509) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for specific package rates. I will be happy to discuss the best rates to fit your project.
My proofreading services include:
- Punctuation, such as periods, commas, colons, and semicolons
- Correct usage of words that sound the same (homophones)
- Quotation marks and apostrophes
- Removal of double spaces after periods
- Words repeated twice, such as “to to”
- Consistency of spelling, capitalization, formatting, and style
My editing services include all proofreading services, plus:
- Clear expression and overall readability, such as choosing words that better express your ideas
- Appropriate use of active vs. passive voice
- Suitable tone for your audience
- Unnecessary and frivolous words
- Gendered language used correctly
- Major consistency errors in formatting, etc.
What sort of payment do you accept?
I accept payments through PayPal. Other options may also be considered.
What is your average turnaround time for an editing project?
I generally complete projects within 24-48 hours, depending on their complexity. Rush jobs may be considered if they are time-sensitive and have a deadline that needs to be met.
What is your preferred method of editing documents?
Microsoft® Word with tracking changes turned on is one of the ways I prefer to edit, and I can even convert a PDF document into a Word document for editing. However, I am not limited to only using Word; I also have experience editing in Google Docs. Plus, I am always open to other methods of editing you may require.
How did you end up becoming a freelance proofreader/editor?
I worked full-time for many years in the editing and writing field, and English was always my first love in school (followed closely by foreign languages). Once retired, I wanted to resume working as a proofreader and editor since I love doing it, so I started my own freelance business.
Types of content that benefit from proofreading and editing are:
- Online Learning
- Employee Handbooks
- How-To Documents
- Technical Documentation
- Plans & Proposals
- Educational Materials
- Case Studies
- Business Letters
- Blog posts
“Kathi was amazing! She clearly understood what I was looking to get out of my documents to be edited. She edited my bios in an eloquent and rapid pace. She brought my vision to life and I would definitely recommend her services.”
— Ashley Hill | Private Client
“Kathi is a well-seasoned, sought after, proofreader/editor who I strongly recommend. I have had the pleasure to work with Kathi for many years at COINS USA. She is a true professional and a trusted colleague/advisor who has helped me and many others on countless occasions to improve and correct our writing. I often have to create technology-based documents for both non-technical and technical audiences. Kathi always does a great job proofreading my work, tweaking/fixing my messages to make them clearer and grammatically accurate. She is able to take on any topic and works efficiently to meet deadlines. Thanks to Kathi I am always confident in the work I publish after she has performed her review.”
— Dan Peyron | Technical Services Director | Construction Industry Solutions