"Copy editors see things others don’t."
If you plan to publish a document or manuscript online or in traditional print, you need a copy editor! A copy editor is the most important component of the publishing process and makes all the difference in whether your publication reads well and looks professional or embarrasses you for the rest of your life. Once your manuscript has been copyedited, laid out and designed, it should then be proofread to ensure that any typographical errors or minor textual and formatting errors have been corrected. Publishing your first book without the benefit of a copy editor’s eagle eye and expertise is like going to a gala ball, naked. Don’t do it!
Christine Bode’s love of language has influenced every part of her life. She has been a professional freelance copy editor and proofreader for 12 years and has been the senior editor for Publish and Promote since 2012. She is articulate, possesses excellent listening skills, and has a keen eye for details. Her experience is garnered largely from her former 25-year career as an administrative assistant for lawyers, doctors, architects, and engineers. She has taken proofreading and editing courses, utilizes her extensive knowledge of business, legal and medical terminology, and is well-versed in both CP Style and AP Style.
Christine has edited every type of document from legal documents and medical reports to liner notes for CDs; from press releases to websites; and PhD theses to novels. A published author herself, Christine understands how to create impact through written communication to engage audiences. She also spent several years writing book reviews for Simon & Schuster Canada and HarperCollins Canada among other online magazine publications.
Christine Bode Copy Editing focuses on reviewing and correcting:
Christine uses the Merriam-Webster dictionary and edits documents in Microsoft WORD using track changes.
Her latest projects include published non-fiction works entitled The Forbidden Gift: A Child's Memoir by Brenda Montgomery, A Journey to Forgiveness: Disowning 3 Generations of Violence by Sanovia Haleemah Muhammad and When Women Talk: Empowering Each Other One Story at a Time, compiled by Brigitte Lessard-Deyell.
"To be a really good editor, you have to be a really good listener. I don't only mean to the author. You have to listen to what you're reading." ~ Ellen Seligman, Publisher, McClelland and Stewart, Vice President, Random House of Canada
"We have retained Christine Bode for several services since 2012 including social media marketing, book reviews as well as copy editing and proofreading services. Christine has been an instrumental part of our author services program at Publish and Promote -- she is professional, articulate and has a keen eye for details. She understands how to create impact through written communication and to engage audiences. I consider Christine Bode a business partner to our company and highly recommend her for the above services."
"Christine has the perfect combination of technical skills, communications savvy, and personality traits to make her ideal as someone to help manage a social media, website, or content development project for any individual, organization or business. Christine has her finger on the pulse of the latest social media and marketing trends. She is committed to accuracy, efficiency, effectiveness and quality. Christine is a rare blend of absolute professionalism and engaging personality. She wants the best for her clients and will work tirelessly to achieve a client's goals. I cannot recommend her work strongly enough."
"Christine provided excellent copy editing services for me and I would highly recommend her. She is fast, experienced and efficient. She offers great service and quality at an affordable price. She is friendly and wonderful to deal with."
"Christine has been a pleasure to work with over my years at Simon & Schuster. She has written countless book reviews for us on her blog Scully Love Promo and is always thoughtful and thorough. Christine is a great writer with a knack for social media and is professional and personable."
$38/hr – 10 pages per hour
Grammar & spelling - $40/hr – 10 pages per hour
Grammar, spelling, syntax, diction and flow
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