Proofreader and copyeditor for fiction authors and content marketers.

If you’re an author, you want your readers to remember your book for its characters and satisfying plot, not for a few typos. If you run a business, you don’t want to lose your potential customers’ trust with grammar mistakes. 

I can help with that! I’ll read your manuscript or content closely for any errors that have slipped through previous edits. 

I’m not here to be a prescriptivist, because your style is more important. There are a lot of rules, but many of them are negotiable. Your voice is unique, and my job is to preserve it.

I’ve been writing for fun for online publication since 2005. My philosophy on writing has always been if other people will read this, I want it to be as perfect as possible.

More about me

Some of my likes and interests:

  • Tea
  • Cats
  • Musicals
  • Yoga
  • Running
  • Hand lettering
  • Tiny houses
  • Taylor Swift
  • Florence + the Machine
Round picture of Nicole Beste, who has red hair and is wearing a red flannel shirt and black glasses.

Why am I qualified? 

I have been interested in improving my writing for almost twenty years. I’m a life-long learner and have invested in my training. I’ve completed the following courses and have more on my wishlist.

  • General Proofreading: Theory and Practice™, Proofread Anywhere
  • High-Level Proofreading and Copyediting Pro, Edit Republic
  • Grammar Lion: A Grammar Refresher

I also have a BA in music education with a minor in history from the University of Central Missouri, where I played clarinet in marching band, pep band, and wind ensemble.