Carol Shetler has worked at intervals over the past 25 years as a copy editor and proofreader. When editing, she works to ensure every story or article is smoothly written and comprehensible for the reader, while retaining each writer’s unique writing style. She has edited writers of fantasy, horror, and science fiction, but would be happy to assist authors who write comedy, historical fiction, and romance, among other genres. Carol’s greatest strengths are spelling, grammar, punctuation, dialogue, and vocabulary choice. Helping the reader focus on the story, while keeping its supporting structure in the background, are her priorities. She can also help you adjust your vocabulary and verb conjugations for the American or Canadian market.
Carol specializes in: Beta-Reading, Book Reviews, Condensing and Summaries, Copy Editing, Fact checking, Historical Research, and Proofreading. She is also experienced at writing Short Fiction, and Non-Fiction including Curriculum Development materials, ESL materials, Policies and Procedures, Training Manuals, and Website Articles.
Rates: (All prices USD)
Copy Editing: $25.00 per hour
Proofreading: $15.00 per hour. Flat rate negotiable for pieces under 5000 words.
Fact checking and Research: $25.00 per hour
Condensing and Summary Writing: $30.00 per hour
Beta-Reading – $25.00 for up to 25,000 words, $50 for 25,000 to 100,000+ words
Book Reviews – complimentary if Carol has edited or proofread your manuscript, $20.00 if not.
Payment accepted through PayPal.