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Copyediting: 1000 Words, Nonfiction

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10 per unit - Virtual OK - Posted Dec 11, 2017

If you've written something for other people to read, then you need a second set of eyes on it to make sure it says what you want it to say. I can be the eyes to help you! My services include:

*Making sure you've used punctuation correctly and consistently.
*Fixing any embarrassing, hard-to-catch typos or spelling errors.
*Tightening up language to make things as clear and specific as possible.
*Small organizational changes as needed to maintain focus and flow.
*Ensuring consistency throughout regarding terms, abbreviations, spellings, numerals and numbers, etc.
*Catching inadvertently hurtful or discriminatory language.

My services do NOT include:

*Rewriting your work.
*Fact checking.
*Ensuring you have correctly cited and attributed sources.
*Integrating SEO.
*Making you sound "like me."

In other words, I provide the final polish before you put your work out in the world. The Simbi deal is for 1000 words; I may adjust the price upwards or downwards depending on the size and scope of the project.

Training & Qualifications


I have a BA in English from Hamilton College, and worked as a freelance copyeditor from 2013 to 2018. I'm also a member of the Society for Proofreaders and Editors and have taken a number of continuing education courses on the finer points of copyediting. My paid work includes contract work for the Turkish Science Council, memoirs, dissertations (in the humanities and social sciences), and general nonfiction. I specialize in working with non-native English speakers.

Availability & Preferences


Weekends and evenings, GMT +2

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Katherine


Oct 15, 2023
Quick and so helpful! I’ll be coming back with more stories in the future!!
Katherine received unit of Copyediting: 1000 Words, Nonfiction from Katherine
Sep 08, 2022
Great writer/editor that adds clarity
Dec 27, 2021
Thank you! She was super quick and did a good job!
Mar 18, 2021
Katherine is a detail oriented provider with a solid foundation of the filed of proofreading and copy editing. She delivers optimal results with great... accuracy and promptness. Highly recommended. show more
Aug 28, 2020
Katherine was wonderful to work with! I appreciate this service immensely and highly recommend Katherine.
Apr 21, 2019
Great job! Thanks for the proofreading. Some great suggestions!
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Feb 28, 2024
Catherine was Wonderful to Work with! She has a Lovely Energy & Dynamic. She is A Fabulous Client to Read for! Thanks So Much Katherine!
Ira received Help with Copywriter needed from Katherine
Nov 29, 2023
Thank you!
Crys provided Help with Artsy Postcards/ACEOs for Katherine
Nov 18, 2023
Katherine has been great to interact with. Plus, I got delicious Swedish tea so everyone wins! :D
Melissa received unit of A Postcard from Sweden from Katherine
Sep 14, 2023
Katherine is lovely and easy to work with.


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About Katherine Koba

Everything I enjoy comes down to words, details, and helping and educating others. In my work life, I'm a professional Swedish -> English translator. I work with corporate documents: everything fr...om annual and interim reports to internal memos to press releases. I was a freelance copyeditor and ESL tutor before that. Before that I spent two years teaching English at cram schools in South Korea, and before THAT I was a cave tour guide. In my fun life, I co-organize a local writing Meetup, translate semi-obscure Swedish women writers into English, and read a lot. I also work on my own writing projects, which tend to be character-driven SF/F and literary novels. I'm a bit of a language nerd, too; I study Russian and Korean in my spare time, and try to keep up my high school German and college French. I also like to surprise people with postcards and tea and other fun things in the mail!show more

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