I have worked in the editing department for the Alaska State Legislature for over 3 years. I graduated from the University of Washington’s Certificate in Editing Program in 2021 and I am a member of the Northwest Editors Guild. My goal is to support and guide your writing so that it is correct, consistent, and clear. My upmost priority is to respect your voice and style.
Mistee St. Clair firstname.lastname@example.org 907-465-7282
Copyediting, Proofreading, and Developmental Editing Services
Sometimes a piece of writing needs an editor’s close examination to see what is and what isn’t working. Depending on the project, this can involve developing character and dialogue, setting and scene or organization and structure. Think of a developmental editor as the one who sees the forest through the trees.
Copyediting helps prepare a manuscript or piece of writing for publication. This entails following a style guide, correcting grammar and word usage, and ensuring consistency. Sometimes a light touch is needed, sometimes a heavier touch.
A good proofread helps spot typos and misspellings. This is the last stage of editing.
As an Alaskan, I am devoted to my community and state. Golden Heart refers to my birthplace, Fairbanks–the Golden Heart City. My favorite projects come from local nonprofits, businesses, presses, and authors. I have a special interest in poetry, health, the outdoors, and Indigenous/Alaska Native content. I work on a variety of projects, such as:
- webpages and marketing materials
- short stories
- fiction and memoir
Rates and Process
Rates vary by project and the type of editing. Generally, I follow the Editorial Freelancer Association’s rates.
I will do a sample edit to determine the project’s needs, estimate the time, and quote a fee so you can decide if what I can offer is helpful for you. If you agree, I will send a contract that explains what you can expect, the fee, and the expected timeline.