Meet the Proofreader!
Hello! My name is Kelly Bixler, and I am The Write Proofreader. I hold a BA degree in Applied Communication from Asbury College and I reside in central Kentucky. I absolutely LOVE to proofread and I am eager to help you with your writing project. I'd like to share a little bit about myself and why I am The Write Proofreader for YOU.
It all started over 30 years ago when my husband and I were in college and I would help him type his papers (on a lovely Smith Corona electric typewriter!). As I typed, I would make minor corrections to his spelling and grammar and even offer suggestions on better word choice, sentence structure, and other ways to improve the paper. I found that I had a natural knack for this and even enjoyed it. And my husband was thrilled when he saw his grades improve as a result of my editorial help. From there I began proofreading papers and manuscripts for friends and acquaintances, and eventually started charging for my services. My freelance proofreading business was born!
Born to Proofread
I believe I am The Write Proofreader for you because I have what I like to call a proofreader personality. Focused, perfectionistic, detail-oriented, a book lover, a word nerd, a rule follower, and just enough OCD thrown in to make me dangerous! I was born to proofread. I just can't help myself. Misspelled words, dangling participles, and improper pronoun-antecedent agreement shout my name—and I can't ignore them.
Seriously, I do believe that my affinity for the written word and its correctness is part of the fabric of who I am. It's in the genes. My dad and two uncles are published authors and both my sisters enjoy writing. I have been an avid bookworm since I was twelve years old—which means I have read many, many, many books in my lifetime! Good readers usually make good writers, and good writers usually make outstanding proofreaders. I am all three, and I am passionate about what I do. Plus, my clients love me! Read some testimonials to hear it in their own words.
Over the past 20 years, I have edited manuscripts (fiction and non-fiction), textbooks, short stories, dissertations and essays, manuals, letters, website copy, grant documents, church publications and much more. Many of my clients have become published book authors, and they thank me for helping them get there. I am always impressed by the amount of work and skill these authors pour into their manuscripts, and I am thrilled to use my gift of proofreading to help their works of art become publisher-ready. I am ready to help you too! Contact me and let's get started!
This Proofreader is Published!
I have had the privilege of writing and self-publishing a book entitled Transformed by the Psalms and have had short prose pieces published by Wesleyan Publishing House's Light from the Word.
I know how to write right. And I am completely qualified to help your document—whatever it may be—become more polished, precise, readable, and error-free.
Benefits of My Proofreading Services
I can hear you saying, "Ok Kelly, so you have a 'proofreader personality' and all the skills, qualifications, and experience to edit my document . . . so do most of the other proofreaders out there! What makes you different? What's in it for me? Why should I choose The Write Proofreader?"
So glad you asked! Here are some reasons that set my proofreading services apart from others:
Let's get started! Contact me for more information.
I found Kelly to be very professional in her approach to the project, from establishing the contract to keeping deadlines to maintaining regular communication with me, etc. Kelly's proofreading skills are excellent. I know that the final draft I submitted to my publisher was a much better manuscript for her expertise.
Dr. Cherry C.
Kelly edited my book, Choosing Health. Kelly has terrific attention to detail. She was very timely and easy to work with. She caught so many grammatical errors that I had missed. I'd definitely recommend her.
Santa Cruz, CA
After Kelly edited my first chapter I realized her talent. While I consider myself a very good writer, Kelly applied her imagination and skills to allow my book to flow much better. Her fees are very reasonable for the high quality of work. I recommend Kelly highly!
Kelly provided an extremely valuable proofreading service for me when I wrote my doctoral dissertation. She was thorough and knowledgeable about APA formatting. More importantly, she was easy to work with and extremely flexible in meeting the demands of my accelerated schedule. She was very important in helping me write an accurate and quality dissertation.
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