Matthew Redding
Redding Editorial
Phone
614-420-2024

I am a new copy editor with a year of experience specializing in tabletop role-playing game books (TTRPGs). I am an editor for Worldbuilding Magazine and an editor and indexer for Smunchy Games. If you are seeking a copy or line editor for your RPG books, I am offering lower rates for 2022 since I am finishing my copyediting certificate and master’s degree in technical and professional writing. My rates are well alligned with EFA’s survey.

If you have a Kickstarter or Indiegogo title you would like edited, I will happy to give you a sample edit. If you are creating an expansion or adventure for any of the popular RPGs, I pay careful attention to conforming to the style conventions of those systems. Your text will be polished and ready for layout and printing—I am very meticulous about spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style.

If you’ve already had your manuscript line and copy edited, I will be happy to do proofreading before it goes to the printer. I also do indexing for the back of your book—your readers will know where to find the information they need quickly. This is my career and your manuscript will have special attention and priority.

I am also open to other fiction and nonfiction manuscripts as well as any digital content. I also do sensitivity reading for LGBTQ+ topics as well as manuscripts that involve cardiac or cancer patients since I am a member of these communities. No matter what your content is, I will gladly take a look and see if my services can help.

I will not work on anything that marginalizes people based on nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or religion (or lack of).

I am open to many topics including LGBTQ+, dark fantasy themes, erotica, atheism and Humanism, themes involving cardiac or cancer patients, classical music and opera, amateur (ham) radio, fitness, traveling, Quebec history and literature, French colonialism, and many others.

Education:

  • MA in Technical and Professional Writing (in progress), Middle Georgia State University
  • BA in French, Oregon State University
  • AAS in Echocardiography and Vascular Technology, Spokane Community College
  • Certificate in Copyediting (in progress), University of California San Diego Extension
Editing Services
Copyediting, Line editing, Proofreading, Technical
Writing Services
Technical and instructional
Other Services
Fact-checking, Indexing, Translation
Fiction Genres
Action/adventure, Fanfiction, Fantasy, Romance, Science fiction
Nonfiction Genres
Cookbooks, Creative nonfiction, Reference, Textbooks, Travel
Age Levels
Young adult, New adult, Adult
Style Manuals
American Psychological Association (APA), Associated Press Stylebook (AP), Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), Modern Language Association (MLA)
Software
Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Pages, Google Docs, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, PerfectIt
Other Memberships
ACES: The Society for Editing, Editorial Freelancers Association