Professional Copyediting Services

Welcome! I'm Julie Coleman, and I'm based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, metro area. I have worked as a professional copy editor for more than ten years and have edited more than thirty published books.

My latest position was as a Senior Editor at Publications International, Ltd., in Chicago, and I now offer freelance editing services full-time.

With my experience and skills, we can work together to make sure your manuscript is perfect before you have it published.

My resume

 Editing and Proofreading Service Levels

  • Thorough Editing
    Review manuscripts for spelling and typographical errors, grammar, punctuation, and consistency, plus:
    • Looking for problems in tone, flow, dialogue, word choice, tense, style, point-of-view, sentence structure, and clarity. Click here for rates.
  • Developmental Editing/Substantial Editing
    All of the above, plus:
    • Restructuring the manuscript to ensure proper transitions, presentation, and organization of the content. Click here for rates.

Editing Styles

Each publishing house has its own style guide, and I can adapt to whatever style guidelines your organization uses.

  • AP Style
    Most newspapers base their styles on the Associated Press style.

  • Chicago Manual of Style
    The most widely used style guide.

  • Words Into Type
    A clearer and more precise version of the Chicago style.  

Computer Programs

I generally work in Microsoft Word. I can also work in Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and PowerPoint, and do website editing.

Subjects I've Edited

Many of the books I've edited are listed here. Some of the nonfiction subjects I have edited include gardening, baseball, law/legal issues, baby names, grant writing, travel, art, spirituality and religion, movies, grammar, U.S. history, and business. I have also edited fiction. 

Whether or not you live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, area, if you need freelance editing services of any kind feel free to drop me an e-mail and we'll talk about your editing needs!


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