Why don’t you do copyediting? Aren’t they practically the same thing?
There is definitely some overlap between the two jobs. However, they are definitely not the same thing. Proofreading happens once all copyediting is done. A proofreader will catch the tiny things a copyeditor might not. As a member of a writing critique group, I love copyediting. Proofreading requires a different level of focus. I am combing through each page looking for missing or overused commas, double spaces where they should be single, missing indents, and so on. At that level, I can’t tell you when you should be “showing” instead of “telling,” or if you have a major plot hole. Doing both at the same time would be a disservice to you.
My piece is pretty “edgy.” Will you still read it?
I live for edgy. My own writing is considered pretty edgy. I’ve studied with Lidia Yuknavitch. I can’t get enough of Dorothy Allison‘s work. So don’t worry, it will be fine. If you still aren’t sure, please don’t hesitate to contact me, and I’ll be happy to chat with you about your work.
How long will this take?
For smaller projects (think essays, résumés, etc.), I have a turnaround of twenty-four to forty-eight hours, once I start. If I have a project ahead of yours, it may be a day or two longer. For longer projects, this will depend on word count and deadline. Because I take great care with all clients, I cannot rush one to get to another. Therefore, turnaround on larger projects may also depend on projects already in queue.
How will you get my work back to me?
I use email, Dropbox, or Google Drive. Whatever you’re most comfortable with.
I don’t see my genre/project type listed. What gives?
If you have a project and you aren’t sure it’s something I’d work on, please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss it.