Proofreading is the final step every manuscript should go through before it’s submitted for publishing. Our experienced proofreaders will correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. We use the Chicago Manual of Style.

Changes are made in-text via Word’s Track Changes. Please send your manuscript as a Word or Google Doc, 12 pt, Times New Roman, 1” margins, double spaced.

Meet the Proofreaders

Heidi Robbins

Heidi Robbins

Heidi Robbins has a Masters in Education with an emphasis in library media, with additional degrees in Theater and Speech Education with a minor in English!

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Prefers
Historical Non-Fiction  Historical Fiction  Contemporary Fiction  Fantasy  Young Adult Fiction  Children's Fiction 
Avoids
Horror  Erotica 
Carrie Jacks

Carrie Jacks

Carrie loves the entire process of publishing a novel—from developing that brand new, exciting idea to formatting the words to look perfect on the page.She is sometimes intimidated by editing her own words, but she loves to read other writers’ works in progress to help make them the best they can be. Read More

Prefers
Young Adult  Fantasy  Dystopian 
Avoids
Dark Horror  Heavy Sci-Fi  Erotica 
Rochelle Burnside

Rochelle Burnside

Rochelle Burnside is a developmental and line editor who works by day as a content marketer, writing ad copy and non-fiction articles. She is also an avid writer of fanfiction,

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Prefers
Fantasy  Science Fiction  Young Adult  Nonfiction 
Avoids
 
Lee Anne Cooksey

Lee Anne Cooksey

Lee Anne Cooksey has worked for a local government agency for 30 years. She currently supervises four (4) team members who are responsible for procuring

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Prefers
Anything!
Avoids
None!
Larissa Pienkowski

Larissa Pienkowski

Larissa Melo Pienkowski is a freelance editor and sensitivity reader, as well as the assistant publisher of Dottir Press. She holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Simmons University and a Master’s in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College. As the queer daughter of Brazilian and Polish immigrants,

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Prefers
Young adult, literary fiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction, romance/erotica, anything LGBTQ+, middle-grade, coming-of-age stories, horror in the vein of Carmen Maria Machado, magical realism, social justice essay collections, books on beauty and aesthetics.
Avoids
Military  Slasher horror  Fantasy  Sci-Fi 
Trinica Sampson

Trinica Sampson

Trinica Sampson is a writer and freelance editor with experience as an Editorial Assistant at Utne Reader and The Antioch Review. She loves working with writers to make their novel, comic, video game dialogue, poetry, or personal essay the best version of itself that it can be.

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Prefers
Anything!
Avoids
None!
April Jones

April Jones

April Jones has read, written, or edited her way through dozens of fictional worlds. When she’s not working as a teacher or freelance editor, she spends her time pretending to practice Korean by binge watching Korean dramas. She received her bachelors in English and her M.F.A. in creative writing.

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Prefers
Everything!
Avoids
Erotica 
Jeigh Meredith

Jeigh Meredith

Jeigh is a copy editor with several years of experience. She is super quick and super accurate. Her fiction placed first in the LDStorymakers

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Prefers
Anything!
Avoids
Erotica 
Trisha Tobias

Trisha Tobias

Trisha Tobias is Associate Fiction Editor for FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology, a freelance editor, and a 2018 Walter Dean Myers Grant recipient.

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Prefers
YA  Middle Grade  Fantasy  Contemporary  Light Sci-Fi  Thriller/Suspense   
Avoids
Horror  Historical   
Julia Allen

Julia Allen

Julia has nearly 20 years of editing experience, with strengths in character arcs and story structure. She’s also talented at

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Prefers
Historical  Regency  Contemporary  Women's Fiction  Sweet Romance  YA Contemporary 
Avoids
Horror  Erotica 
Rebecca Blevins

Rebecca Blevins

Rebecca Blevins is the author of four published books. She has been freelance editing for several years and enjoys helping

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Prefers
Children's  Middle Grade  Contemporary Romance  Science Fiction  Nonfiction  Contemporary Fantasy 
Avoids
Erotica  Slasher Horror   
Sara Olds

Sara Olds

Writer, mother—grandmother now too!, teacher, traveler and equestrian—Sara believes in making the most of the great loves in her life.

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Prefers
Romance  Action Adventure  Murder Mysteries  Fantasy  Historical  Science Fiction  Military  Young Adult  Childrens 
Avoids
Horror  Dark  Erotica