Certified Copy Editor and Proofreader
Joyce Mochrie, Owner
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Is your manuscript publishing ready? Is it primed for submission to an agent or publisher?
Your book is finally finished. The countless hours of frustration and creativity are over, and the anticipation of having your work published keeps you awake at night. Then you are advised that your manuscript has been rejected because it wasn’t “publishing ready.” What may be a best-selling novel is returned to you due to awkward sentences or phrases, incorrect grammar, punctuation, and spelling, and/or continuity errors and variances with characters, plot, and settings. You get the picture.
That’s where I come in.
A perfectionist by nature, discovering errors has always come naturally to me. In fact, mistakes in restaurant menus, newspapers, or anything in print seem to flash at me like a neon sign.
I’ve been involved in editing, one way or another, since being appointed Editor-in-Chief of my high school newspaper. My love and flair for editing led me to become certified in this field.
With nearly ten years of experience as a freelance Certified Copy Editor and Proofreader, I have proven results in polishing creative writing—a fact that is substantiated by the plethora of commendations contained on my Testimonials page. I am extremely passionate about my work, and every project I edit, regardless of size, is given my full and undivided attention and focus. It is very important to me personally that every client be completely satisfied.
My clientele includes publishers, best-selling and multi-award-winning authors, and THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY. I have edited both fiction and non-fiction books and have experience in all genres.
I’m very proud of the close working relationship I’ve developed with my clients. My meticulous attention to detail, quick turnaround time, affordable pricing, and proficiency in identifying errors (including errors that others have missed), have aided in establishing my reputation of truly caring about my clients’ work.
So let your creative juices flow and allow me to polish your work so you can concentrate on what you do best—write!
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“As a best-selling author, I personally highly recommend Joyce Mochrie, my ‘literary cleaning lady,’ as a caring and keen-eyed copy editor and proofreader. Her meticulous attention to detail is unparalleled. Joyce has polished many of my novels identifying numerous errors that others, including myself, previously missed. Her work is excellent, speedy, and efficient, and the results are impeccable. When I send her work that I think is almost perfect, she always manages to find more errors than I ever thought could be there. I COULDN’T PUBLISH WITHOUT HER!”
– Donna Foley Mabry, Wall Street Journal Top 10 Best-Selling Author