You have a story to tell, a message to spread, a mission to accomplish.
I believe your words are important, and I’d love to help you get them out there. Grammar rules are tricky. Commas? The worst. Whether you’re a grammar aficionado or not, it always pays to have a second set of eyes to make sure your message is as clear as it could be. Whether you’re looking for a book editor, blog proofreader, or magazine copyeditor, I’d love to help.
Send me an inquiry at hello @ kelseysmythe .com or fill out the contact form below and we’ll come up with a plan to get your message out there in no time. Want to know more about who I am before you send me your darlings? You can read more about me here.
I’ve been editing words for fun since I learned how to spell. My professional experience includes editing academic papers, acting as senior editor of a literary journal, and editing presentations and technical documents in the federal government sphere, to name a few. Oh, and I have an English degree too 🙂
My favorite hobby is reading, which is what makes me the perfect editor for you. Nothing would delight me more than to spend hours reading and polishing your manuscript. My favorite things to read are novels of all sorts, anything about personal development and personal finance, and blogs galore. Have something else in mind? Shoot me an email and I’ll let you know if I’d be a good fit. If not, I’ll direct you to the right person.
- Proofreading is the last set of eyes before the document goes live, checking for typos, double words, and some grammar errors missed in previous editorial phases.
Line EditingStarting at
A line edit takes place after a document has had structural issues smoothed out. It includes a look into writing style, consistency, and dialogue.
- A copyedit involves fact checking, looking for timeline consistency, and correcting things like grammar, spelling, punctuation, and verifying pages on the table of contents.