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Give your audience a high-quality reading experience that leaves them wanting more

Proofreading and copyediting services for self-publishing
fiction authors to fine-tune your writing while maintaining your unique voice.

Wouldn’t you love to publish high-quality books that will have your fans returning for more?

As a self-publishing author, you’ve spent months crafting relatable, compelling characters and a page-turning plot. You might have spent an entire writing session (or two) staring at a blank page with nothing but the blinking cursor to keep you company. It happens. I’ve been there. Even when you have your novel plotted carefully in your notes and can see it all in your head, it doesn’t always flow to the page easily.

But you’ve made it. You stuck it out and finished your novel. You resolved the conflict and showed how your main character has grown. You foreshadowed and delivered on your promises. You made it to The End. Then you self-edited or hired a developmental editor. Either way, you decided which fiction editing you needed and how to get the job done. It’s your book, you’re in control. 

Now it’s time to polish your writing to give your audience the best possible reading experience. 

You’re so close to your writing, you know what it’s supposed to say. You need a fresh set of eyes before you let the world meet (and fall in love with) your characters.

I want to help to make your writing as perfect as possible! I’ll catch any errors or inconsistencies missed in previous edits that might distract readers from your story. When your readers trust you to give them a high-quality, published story, they will return to you for more.

Hi, I’m Nicole, and I read a lot!

I’m a fiction copyeditor, proofreader, and beta reader dedicated to polishing your writing so you can deliver the best possible book to your readers.

I study up on comma and hyphen rules so you don’t have to. Want to know a secret though? Your unique style and voice comes first, and I’ll make sure you stay consistent throughout your book.

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Which fiction editing services does your book need?

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Comes before proofreading and involves correcting some of the same things. Makes the style and content consistent throughout.

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Last check before publication. Follows style guide and corrects any errors that slipped through the editing process.

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Beta Reading

Provides feedback about your storytelling after self-edit, like a test audience. Does not replace a professional editor.