I’m Amy, a Houston, Texas–based independent editor. I’m the type of person who finds this joke hilarious:
My love of language began at an early age, and I’ve lived and breathed editing since I got my first taste of it in my high school’s newspaper class. (Yes, I’m that grammar nerd.) I loved editing and made it my focus in both undergrad and graduate school. (See my FAQ/Rates page for more background information and qualifications.)
Editing is especially crucial these days since we live in a competitive, technology-powered world. First impressions are often made by the words we write. Think about it: résumés, books, emails, essays, websites, etc. Fair or not, people judge us by that content. You don’t want the time you spent slaving away on your debut novel to be in vain because you unknowingly sent an error-filled manuscript to a literary agent or printing company. No matter what you’ve written, it’s a reflection of yourself and needs to be pristine and professional.
That’s where I come in. I will thoroughly edit written materials, checking grammar, spelling, punctuation, style, consistency, flow, structure, character development, plot, voice, and more, depending on the type(s) of editing you choose. I offer multiple editorial services, including both copyediting and developmental editing, proofreading, manuscript evaluations, and writing.
See descriptions of everything on my Services page, and check out my FAQ/Rates page for additional information. Use the Contact Me page to send me questions, project information, or feedback. Tell me about what you’re working on, and I can provide suggestions and personalize an estimate for you. Like and follow my Facebook page, where I post tips and specials and answer questions. Finally, if you’d like to see something else on this site, please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you!