Editing & Proofreading
On our About page, you may have read that Tracey has 20+ years of experience in editing and proofreading.
But, there really is no way to quantify it—she’s been doing it as long as she’s known how to read and write. While this kind of work can irritate and downright frustrate a lot of people, it just comes naturally to her, and it has from the beginning. She does it as a matter of course and has to stop herself from telling people what she sees, for fear of offending, unless they ask for her help. 🙂
Which they have always done … at school … at work … at home.
Words are Tracey’s super-power.
Does this sound like you?
When do I use an em dash versus an en dash? Why not just a dash or a hyphen?
Where should I put an apostrophe? Does one really belong their … or is it ‘there’?
What the heck is an Oxford comma, and do I have to care?
Maybe grammar isn’t a problem, but you can’t figure out why your marketing copy isn’t getting a response from readers, or why that web page has such a high bounce rate.
And then there’s your book manuscript—the work you’ve spent endless hours creating. The first draft is done but you know, down in your gut, that it isn’t all it can be. You read the books and the advice from fellow authors … and you keep hearing that you need a good editor.
Let Tracey Help!
It’s her forté.
However, even knowing that, she may not be a good fit for you.
The relationship you form with your editor is so crucial—no matter their credentials you need to feel a connection, an understanding between you that guarantees the best polish for your prose.
That’s why, for larger projects, Tracey likes to provide a free trial for the first 500 words of your work.
Following that, if it’s a good fit, final rates will be negotiated based on the length, textual complexity, and timeline of the work required. As a general rule, Tracey will refer to the rates recommended by the Canadian Editor’s Association.
Contact us today and let’s get started. Who knows what kind of magic Tracey can bring to your words!