Mary Huey Proofreading

Proofreading & Copyediting Services

I share my love of words by helping writers produce error-free content.
Polished content is confident and improves credibility with readers.
I can help you write with confidence.

HOW I CAN HELP WITH YOUR PROJECT

Proofreading

  • Correct spelling, spot missing and repeated words
  • Make certain subject-verb agreement is correct
  • Spot missing and misused punctuation errors, correct for proper usage of apostrophes, parentheses, quotation marks, hyphens, commas, semicolons, colons, ellipses, and periods
  • Recognize and fix typos
  • Correct inconsistencies with capitalization, italics, bold, and underscoring
  • Review page formatting; paragraph and line-break issues
  • Check titles and headings; ensure page numbers indicated in figures, indices, and tables of content are correct and consistent

Copyediting

  • Review and correct sentence and paragraph structure
  • Make organizational corrections in the content affecting readability
  • Make certain writing has clarity and makes sense
  • Review word choices, suggest changes
  • Check spelling, punctuation, word usage, and grammar; verify rules as needed in style guide
  • Correct layout issues and bad line or paragraph breaks
  • Review for usage consistency with capitalization, numerals, dates, proper nouns, abbreviations
  • Be mindful of readability

   “If I waited for perfection, I would never write  a word.”
~ Margaret Atwood

 

 

What I Can Proofread: A Sampling

  • grants and reports
  • academic papers
  • newsletters, press releases
  • magazine and newspaper articles
  • fiction (novels)
  • fiction, nonfiction (essays and short stories)
  • business letters, brochures, flyers, menus
  • ad copy, product labels, and descriptions
  • website and blog content

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About Me

I have a passion for proofreading and copyediting. I enjoy the diversity of written content, of getting to use a touch of my perfectionism, and a lifetime fondness for research. 

My diverse education and background are of benefit to my clients; I am adept at proofreading content that I, too, have lived.