Marinda J. Valenti

Proofreader | Copyeditor

Who I Am

With experience working for top publishers such as Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Scholastic Inc., and W. W. Norton & Co., as well as a master’s in publishing from NYU, I have a keenly cultivated and highly professional ability to clean up the messiest of copy. A lifetime with an unusual and easily misspelled name (Marinda—not Miranda!) has instilled in me an unshakable and personal belief in the importance of details. Thus, I defend proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and word usage wherever possible.

What I Do

I happily offer copyediting, proofreading, and evaluation services for:

—Manuscripts and page passes for publishing houses

—Manuscripts and ancillary materials (such as agent and editor query submissions) for self-published and indie authors

—Authors seeking a beta read 

—Blogswebsite, and app content

—Business and professional documents

—Transcripts for court reporters

What I Edit

I love YA fiction—specifically contemporary, speculative, mystery/thriller, and romance. I also enjoy adult-level horror, thriller, women’s fiction, and literary fiction. I am open to projects of any genre or readership, so feel free to submit any kind of work for inquiry.

How to Reach Me

Contact me now at marinda@marindaproofreads.com and let’s clean up your copy!

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