I’m a freelance copy-editor and proofreader who will work with any fiction or creative non-fiction, including poems, short stories, novels, memoirs, essays, and articles. No job is too big or too small, or too niche or too weird – if there’s text to edit, I’ll edit it. Free, no-obligation sample edits are available on request.
I have trained with the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and the Publishing Training Centre, and am a member of the CIEP.
I can work on PDFs (comments), Microsoft Word (comments and track changes), or Google Docs (comments and suggestions). I offer basic formatting* as part of copy-editing at no extra cost, which includes imposing consistent fonts and stylistic elements. In the case of Word, I can also apply Styles.
I’m familiar with regional differences in English, and can edit US, UK, Canadian and Australian English.
My services are flexible and affordable, and I aim to make the editing side of the creative process as smooth as possible. (And if you’ve never worked with an editor before, no worries: I’m also a self-published author, so I’m familiar with both sides of the process, and I’m happy to advise on editing services without creating any obligation for us to work together). I deeply value every author’s creative voice and vision, and enjoy finding creative ways to keep these intact while ensuring that texts are error-free, accessible for their intended readers, and fit for purpose.
*I don’t offer full formatting services (i.e., formatting pages and margins for print or digital publishing specifications) at this time.
I am an author who has recently moved from indie published to purely self published, and while I’ve done work as an editor before, as one knows, you cannot edit your own work effectively. A.R. was brought on to proofread the text before publication, and did a wonderful job finding everything from stray extra spaces to typos and inconsistent terminology.
The work is in a regional dialect of rural Southeastern United States, and A.R. did a great job of differentiating between errors in the text and regional colloquial speech patterns and idiosyncrasies. I would highly recommend A.R. to anyone needing a timely, professional proofread.
I’ve had the pleasure of utilizing Alixander’s copyediting services for the past couple of years, and he is absolutely brilliant. Meticulous, punctual, and equipped with an eagle eye, there’s truly no one else I’d rather work with. Working on various projects together, Alixander consistently sets and meets realistic timelines without fail. With each assignment, he provides comprehensive files outlining specific edits and their justifications, along with revised versions ready for smooth publication. As a small magazine, having Alixander on our team is a game-changer. I can’t recommend his services highly enough.