Editorial

Editing Services

Triskele Editorial offers copyediting, line editing, and proofreading services to fiction and nonfiction authors, academics, and small businesses.

“Kate Williams . . . is an astute, thoughtful copyeditor. . . . Kate has a wonderful sense of humor and always strives to connect with the author emotionally in her author queries, leaving notes about passages she liked or found particularly moving. I highly recommend Kate as a copyeditor or proofreader of fiction or nonfiction books and materials.”

Susannah Noel, Editorial Arts Academy

At Triskele Editorial, we’re here to help you make the most of your literary goals. Whether you plan to self-publish, work with a traditional publisher, or need some help fleshing out your work, we can assist you wherever you are in the writing process.

We work with both fiction and nonfiction writers across most genres. Our preferred style guide is the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition, although we can work with other style guides as necessary. We also work with small businesses hoping to clean up their content and academics working on articles and other publications.

Editing Services

Triskele Editorial the following services, which can be engaged separately or combined, depending on your needs:

Copyediting 

Also known as a light edit, copyediting comes near the end of the publishing process. It focuses on grammar, spelling, punctuation, fact-checking, etc. I won’t make any changes to your style; instead, I flag and query anything that requires a deeper look. I suggest word changes here or there, but I won’t suggest rewrites unless something is getting in the way of your prose.

Line Editing 

Also known as a deep edit, this is done before copyediting. This kind of edit suggests changes meant to enhance your style. I suggest rewording sentences or sections, check for POV and tense consistency, and address the tone and mood of your writing. I’ll ask questions and make suggestions. If there are plot holes, I’ll catch them. Line edits find the things you stopped seeing after the third (or fourth, or fifth) draft.

Proofreading 

This is the last step before your publisher hits Print. Usually done once the book has gone through the design process, I am given the galleys (usually in PDF form) for one last look. My goal is to find missing or incorrect punctuation, misspelled or misused words, or anything else that has slipped through the other rounds of editing. I also check the layout of the text to ensure there are no awkward orphans or widows, stacks in the rag, or other fancy publishing terms for “this doesn’t look right.”

Kate took my stream of consciousness, conversational writing and refined it to be easier on the reader’s eye. She created a style sheet for me to follow for future writing so I could maintain these guidelines myself. She was prompt, thoughtful and professional about our work together. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for some support with their copy.

Marie Stone, owner, Pathfinders Energy Works

Pricing

Pricing varies depending on the scope of your project, so I encourage you to get in touch so we can discuss your needs. If you are curious as to what editorial and writing services generally run, you can check out the EFA Rates Page and it will give you an idea of what to expect with any editor you contact.

I am currently accepting clients seeking copyediting, line editing, and proofreading services. If you are interested in working with me, I encourage you to get in touch


Our Policies

Our full policies are presented to all clients via contract once a formal proposal is accepted. Briefly, we require a down payment of 50% of the quoted project cost and a signed contract before any work begins. Once work starts, the down payment is nonrefundable. While we strive for an error-free document, we cannot guarantee one (we’re human, after all). Once we receive the final payment, we are not responsible for, nor do we provide refunds for, any errors found, or any publishing delays, reprints, or pulping that may happen. We cannot help you find an agent or guarantee that your book will be picked up with a publisher.