Erin Willard, Copy Editor
Fiction, non-academic nonfiction, creative nonfiction, independent authors, independent publishers, self-publishing authors, books, novels, short stories
Specializing in work with independent authors and small publishers, I correct the pesky spelling, grammar, punctuation, word usage, consistency, and clarity slipups that sneakily divert readers’ attention from a wonderful work of writing. My goal is to make the reading experience as smooth as possible for your audience while helping to safeguard your writer’s voice from inadvertent misinterpretation.
My copyediting experience has included work with manuscripts of award-winning novels and nonfiction and creative nonfiction books in a variety of genres, focusing on encouraging, protecting, and giving a final polish to the voices of new writers, seasoned professionals, and those in between.
I am an active member of ACES: The Society for Editors; the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA); the Association of Independent Publishing Professionals (AIPP); and the San Diego Professional Editors Network (SD/PEN), where I am currently serving as a member of the executive board.