Marinda Proofreads

Editing services for fiction authors, content creators, and court reporters

NYC-based editor immersed in the book industry

Timely, thorough, and knowledgeable. I love young adult fiction—specifically contemporary, speculative, mystery/thriller, and romance. I also enjoy adult-level horror, thriller, women’s fiction, and literary fiction. 

I happily offer proofreading, copyediting, and editorial evaluation services for authors, digital content makers, and court reporters. 

At the Books Are Magic bookstore in Brooklyn.

Services

General review

Editing web, social, app, and miscellaneous copy for media professionals and writers

Book editing

Line editing, copyediting, and proofreading for authors and publishers

Manuscript evaluation

Non-editorial feedback. Beta reading, query/submission review

Transcript proofing

Proofreading transcripts for court reporters

Payment

Accepted payment methods include

PayPal. Venmo. QuickBooks. TransferWise.* 

*For international payments, this method is strongly preferred.

Testimonials

Working with Marinda was fantastic! I am a new author who didn't know how to write a query letter at all. She broke down the first draft, gave me a solid example and a bunch of creative feedback in order to move my query letter forward. She also delivered the materials and answered my questions in a timely format. I would definitely work with her in the future again!
Nathalie G.
Fiction author
I love working with Marinda. She’s great with tight deadlines and is always able to help me find the words needed to better communicate an information or a thought. I’m on my third project with her, and I can’t imagine working with anyone else. I always feel confident to send my work out for publication after she edits it.
Sabine C.
Short story author and poet
Marinda is a thoughtful and diligent editor. She worked quickly (because I was working on a last-minute deadline) and provided a supportive set of eyes when I needed it most. I highly recommend her work for all your editing and proofreading needs.
Jodi D.
Academic author
Marinda has proven to be someone I can trust as the last set of eyes to look over my transcripts. Impressive attention to detail and also great with tight deadlines.
Andy R.
Court reporter
Marinda is the absolute best! Trying to pick an editor for my manuscript was daunting, but I knew as soon as I saw her stellar sample edit that she was exactly what I needed to polish up my book for indie publication. She is incredibly professional, well versed in her craft, and most importantly, approachable and good humored enough to deal with my line edits in a way that didn't sting. I'd hire her again in a heartbeat!
Jessica M.
YA indie author
Marinda is my go-to. She reads everything I send to my clients and has caught my mistakes both big and small. I won’t send anything without her edit! She’s truly a professional.
Haley K.
Business owner
I have had the honor of working with Marinda in varying capacities since 2012. Most recently she has been working with our blockchain and ICO clients, helping them with their whitepapers (technical and marketing papers), blog posts, web and email copy, and more. She has also been helping edit a lot of our writing projects for the company before they go out the door. She is essential to our operations and I would highly recommend her.
Rhiannon P.
Tech consultant and entrepreneur

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