Ethan Ray
Ethan Ray Editorial Services

As a freelance copyeditor, my job is to make your original writing as clear as it can be.

I check sentences and paragraphs for clarity, consistency, and cohesion.

I scrutinize every word and mark of punctuation in a piece of writing to make certain that it conforms to a specific style and is free from grammatical errors.

I look at every comma, apostrophe, hyphen, dash, colon, and semicolon to make sure it is used properly in context.

I begin to correct spelling where the spell-checker leaves off, spotting homonyms (they’re / their / there, threw / through, shear / sheer, seams / seems, martial / marshal, and the like) and misused or misplaced spellings (altogether / all together, into / in to, and the like).

But most of all, I make sure your words are the way you want them to be, on your terms, while preserving your vision and intent for your writing.

Editing Services
Copyediting
Fiction Genres
Action/adventure, Drama, Fanfiction, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Humor/satire, Memoir, Mystery, Mythology, Romance, Science fiction, Self-help, Suspense/thriller
Nonfiction Genres
Academic, Autobiography and memoir, Biography, Business, Creative nonfiction, Essay, Reference, Self-help, Textbooks, Travel, True crime
Age Levels
Early elementary, Middle grade, Young adult, New adult, Adult
Style Manuals
Associated Press Stylebook (AP), Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), Modern Language Association (MLA)
Software
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Word