Even the best writers need copy editors to catch errors that may confuse or frustrate readers. And even the most well-edited material needs a final proofreading. 

I help you make sure that your writing is clear, concise, and correct. I check all the details
from punctuation and word usage to page formatting and referencesand ask the right questions. I know when to look things up, when to follow the rules, and when to point out that certain rules are flexible or false. I understand the importance of restraint and leaving the author's voice intact.

I can copyedit and proofread your document online or on hard copy, following the style manual of your choice and your in-house style guide, if applicable. I am preparing to specialize in medical and health editing for general audiences using AMA style, but I can also edit or proofread your documents using Chicago, AP, APA, or MLA style. For every change I suggest, I can provide a solid explanation. 

Let me put my 25 years of experience as an editor, research assistant, publisher, blogger, and best-selling author to work for you and your readers.  

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Martha Stettinius

Copyediting and Proofreading

Helping Writers ​
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