I have 14 years of experience as a proofreader and copy editor! I have proofread just about every kind of printed material you can imagine: books (both traditionally published and ebooks) magazines, newsletters, white papers, brochures, letters, and web content. I have a strong love for grammar, and I can help you make your project the best it can be.
I graduated in 1998 with a BA in English. Since then, much of my experience has been with nonprofits, but my freelance work has led me to many different projects as well.
MS Word and the Track Changes function is my preferred method of proofreading, but I am willing to use other programs as well. I am familiar with AP style, Chicago Manual of Style, APA, and The Gregg Reference Manual.
As a mother of four young children, I really enjoy being able to work at home. I am able to be with them but still do work that I enjoy immensely. I am thankful to God for the abilities He has given me, and I strive to honor Him with my work.
I have a lot of experience with MS Word and the Track Changes function, but I am willing to use other programs as well. I am familiar with AP style, Chicago Manual of Style, APA, and The Gregg Reference Manual.
I can get a clean document to you with a very quick turnaround time. Nothing bothers me more than reading a published work with grammar errors and typos. I will see to it that your work is flawless.
Bachelor of Arts in English
1995 - 1998
Vision For Youth
2011 - Present
Across Borders for World Evangelism
Freelance Copy Editor
2011 - Present
Bethany Christian Services
1999 - Present
Bethany Christian Services, Editor
To Whom It May Concern:
I am sure you have heard it all before:
This applicant is reliable, trustworthy, discrete, punctual, detail-oriented, professional, knowledgeable, etc., etc.
I won't take up your time by stating the obvious. Daphne's decade of proofreading and editing experience speaks for itself. She has assisted me with literally thousands of jobs. I trust her with our corporate- and branch-level marketing jobs that cross my desk on a daily basis.
She not only gets the job done in terms of following a stylebook, but she provides insightful comments that enhance the overall quality of the pieces we work on.
Shy by nature, she won't talk your ear off. Rather, she will quietly provide a quality service for a reasonable cost.
Daphne is a treasure, a real gem, when it comes to proofreading and editing, whether she is asked to perform those tasks before or after design.
Feel free to call me if you have any questions.
Mary Ann Valenti Boyer, editor
Bethany Christian Services' Corporate Marketing and Communications Department