I am semi-retired now, so I have become even more selective about the projects I accept.

I do heavy, or substantive, copyediting: I look for everything from misspellings to continuity. As I specialize in historical fiction and historical romance, I also watch for anachronisms.

I will want to see at least a sample of the writing before making a commitment to an editing project. Besides historical fiction (including romance), I enjoy all kinds of short stories. I rarely accept any other type of work.

My rates are in line with the Editorial Freelancers Association chart, but I do work more quickly than the editing “paces” listed there. I can give you an estimate and more details about what to expect before we agree to work together. I’m also willing to do a free sample edit, usually of the first chapter, for a new client under certain conditions.