How I Work

My Editing Process

I provide copy editing and proofreading services on the level of written language only. This includes unlimited revisions for spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, repetition, word choice, sentence structure, and flow. 


I work in Microsoft Word with the Track Changes feature activated, allowing you to easily accept or reject any or all of my changes. Google Drive is also acceptable. My goal is to provide flawless results while preserving your original voice, content, structure, and meaning. Final formatting, pagination, and book design are not included. 


Once I have perfected the copy for your book, I recommend sending the edited manuscript to a professional book designer for pagination and final transformation into a book/eBook. 


I am also available for the editing and proofreading of your cover and back-cover copy, which I will include at no extra charge. 


Please feel free to email me at cathryn.lykes@gmail.com with any further questions you may have!


(Please send manuscripts containing no hate speech, racist content, or pornographic material. Thank you!)