Kandy Hopkins

Word Geek Co.


Remote (Chicago)



Health Care, Medical, Legal, and Academic


Why hire a copy editor? Peace of mind. Thanks to 20 years of experience as both an in-house and freelance copy editor, I provide the much-needed, no-nonsense assurance that your publications are as error-free and professional as humanly possible.

I specialize in health care, legal, and academic publications for nonprofits and offer three services--Proofreading, Copy Editing, and Substantive Copy Editing--and several full-issue Editing Packages. I am an adaptable and absurdly thorough copy editor with strong skills in editing for style and sense using several style guides, including:

+ American Medical Association Manual of Style (AMA)
+ American Psychological Association manual (APA)
+ Associated Press Stylebook (AP)
+ Bluebook for Legal Citations
+ Chicago Manual of Style (CMoS)

For more information about me and what I can do for you--and to read several seriously awesome recommendations—please check out my website ( or LinkedIn profile (


+ Editing peer-reviewed journal articles, white papers, nonfiction books, and trade magazines.
+ Turning technical language into readable and relatable English.
+ Editing and proofreading practically anything with words, which includes making sure page layout, formatting, and graphic design elements adhere to client guidelines.
+ Being thorough and focused, yet flexible.


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