I received a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in English from the University of San Diego in 1993. Over the years, I have worked as a paralegal, business manager, underwriter, and a mentor in the public school system editing both professional and educational documents. I have a passion for reading and supporting authors, and began proofreading for Indie authors in the Fall of 2018 because I love being a part of the process that helps create the best manuscript possible. I pride myself on my attention to detail, the rapport and relationships I build with authors to better understand their individual needs, and my timely completion of projects. I have had the privilege of working with New York Times, USA and Amazon Bestselling authors, and continue to grow my client list every year.
“I needed someone to proofread my book at the last minute and Sarah magically came through! She’s thorough and quick and honest. Will definitely work with her again!” – NYT & USA Bestselling Author Monica Murphy
“Sarah is absolutely amazing. Working with her is an utter pleasure. She is diligent, efficient and a true book lover. I’m so impressed at the quality of her work along with her wonderful personality. I don’t want to work with anyone else.” – Anne Malcom
“Sarah’s sharp eye and attention to detail were incredibly helpful on my last project. She caught things everyone else had missed. Sometimes the difference between a good read and a great one are in the minute things that, if gotten wrong, distract from the story. Sarah attends to those things. I highly recommend her!” – USA Bestselling Author Kennedy Ryan
“Sarah is a heaven send. She’s meticulous and fast. I couldn’t have wished for a better proof. Sarah’s attention to detail is second to none, and I cannot wait to continue working with her.” – Author Alexandra Silva
“Sarah is amazing! So thorough and detailed. I honestly could not have wished for a better proof for my book. I loved how professional and supportive she was, and I will be using her for all my books.” – Author Trilina Pucci
“Sarah did a wonderful job on my latest release! She was fast with great attention to detail. I can’t wait to work with her again.” – Author Maya Hughes
“Working with Sarah was by far the easiest and most enjoyable experience with a proofreader ever! I left very – and I mean very – little time for proofreading and totally forgot to schedule someone. Sarah responded back to my plea immediately and fit me in her schedule three days later! Not only that she kept me up to date on her progress while she worked on my manuscript and stayed true to the date she said she’d have it back to me. To make it even better her proofreading work was phenomenal. I already have her booked for my next project.” –Author Kennedy L. Mitchell
“Sarah was extremely easy to work with. She exudes both enthusiasm and knowledge within the romance novel realm. It was a relief to find an editor who understood not only me, but also my characters, and where we were going, and why. She was gentle but thorough, which was just what I needed. I highly recommend her services.” – Author A. Marie
“You caught such good points I missed. I loved how you noticed a few repetitive statements because I tend to miss some of them during my read throughs, no matter how many times I see the document. I’m happy with the changes you made and found them so helpful, so I wanted to say thank you again!” Author Lauren Asher
“I’ve worked with Sarah as both a Beta reader and a proofreader, and she was brilliant in both roles. Having her keen attention to detail as the final set of eyes on my manuscript polished my debut novel until it was shining and something I was truly proud to publish. She’s also extremely easy and enjoyable to work with, always open to answering my questions, and a wonderful asset to your editing team. I can’t imagine working with anyone else, and I highly recommend her!” – Author Brit Benson
Authors Who I Have Worked With:
J. Lynn Bailey
Kennedy L. Mitchell
I will look for spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammatical errors, as well as typos, missed words or phrases, and chapter titles/progression, correcting them accordingly. Suggestions may be made occasionally regarding sentence structure and word choice to avoid repetition or enhance the story.
Proofreading Fees (as of January 8, 2020):
$.003 (US Dollars) per word
** Please note my Proofreading Fees will be increasing to $.0035/word as of Jan. 1, 2022) **
Minimum $50.00 Proofreading Fee.
*Manuscript must be edited before proofreading is requested. Please allow a minimum of 7 days for turnaround. Microsoft Word with Track Changes. One read through done. Invoicing is done via Paypal.
Copyediting Services (available only to current clients or upon individual request/approval):
This service includes proofreading services as outlined above, as well as noting awkward phrasing; consistency of tense, spelling, numbers, hyphens, capitalization; sentence structure, repetitive wording, continuity problems, checking timelines, and any other concerns unique to the individual author.
No additional charge to review the blurb/synopsis of manuscripts that I work on.
Copyediting Fees (as of January 1, 2021):
$.006 (USD) per word
** Please note my Copyediting Fees will be increasing to $.007/word as of Jan. 1, 2022) **
Minimum $50.00 Copyediting Fee.
* Manuscript should be content edited before copyediting is requested. Please allow a minimum of 7 days for turnaround. Microsoft Word with Track Changes. One read through done. Invoicing is done via Paypal.
Your confidentiality is very important to me. The details of your book are yours and yours alone. I will not share details of your book with anyone before, during or after editing.
Please contact me directly using the form below if interested!