I provide full-service line editing and proofreading for authors with quick turnaround times and reasonable rates.
I offer thorough proofing to include: proper punctuation, grammar, spelling, and correct use of English terminology. A sample edit may be completed upon request.
For new and existing clients, I charge a standard rate of $4.00 per 1,000 words with a $25 minimum. I require all manuscripts submitted for editing to be formatted with standard double-spaced lines, 1 inch margins, and 12 pt font. I accept Word .doc, .dox, or .rtf formats only. Extra charges may apply for extensive edits or rush jobs. I will quote you a price after reviewing your manuscript and all payments will be made in full via PayPal before edits begin.
***Disclaimer: By contracting me to edit or proofread for you, you are releasing me from any liability, copyright infringment, or legal obligation in relation to the services rendered and acknowledging that you fully understand that I offer no guarantee of publishability.
I've been an avid reader for as long as I can remember and I'm now fortunate enough to work with what I love. Besides editing, I also work as an author virtual assistant. On a personal note, I'm married with two children and several fur babies. When not working or spending time with the family, I love reading, reality TV, crafts, and gardening.
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Kimberly is a true professional. She is fast, accurate, and reliable. Reasonable rates and she delivers on time. I'm lucky to have her on my team.
-Lori Wilde, New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author
Kimberly Dawn is not only one of the sweetest people you will ever meet, but she is an AWESOME assistant and proofreader! She keeps me organized and helps my books to shine. I'd be lost without her.
-Shauna Allen, Award-Winning Author of the Cupid Chronicles and Jack 'Em Up Series
It was a lucky day when a friend and fellow author recommended I contact Kimberly as a final proofer for all ten books in my Bodyguards series. Kimberly is incredibly kind, wonderful about communicating, and has some of the best eagle eyes around. I love that she offers suggestions, catches inconsistencies that I would otherwise miss, and provides invaluable feedback before each launch. I’m so lucky to consider Kimberly not only my proofreader but also a friend. It is hard to find great, professional proofreading with quick turnaround all at a reasonable rate. Each time I release a new title, I feel confident that I’m putting my best foot forward thanks in part to Kimberly Dawn’s excellent services.
-Cate Beauman, International Bestselling Author of the Bodyguards of L.A. County Series
I use Kimberly Dawn as my final proofreader and go-to person before publishing. I could not recommend her more highly. She goes above and beyond just proofing, noting anything she sees and usually recommending excellent alternative wording or structure. She’s actually caught inconsistencies or issues with items falling dozens of pages apart! Her work is always on time and top notch. She’s a true professional and an utter joy to work with, all for very reasonable and competitive rates.
-Rusty Williamson, Author of Encounters (The Spiral Slayers Book 1)
It's been such a pleasure to work with Kimberly Dawn! Her proofreading has been stellar, and I've really appreciated the many small errors she uncovered while going through my manuscripts. She has very reasonable rates, makes scheduling easy for her clients, and has always finished her proofing when promised. I truly hope I'll have the opportunity to work with her again soon!
-Marilyn Brant, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of Stranger on the Shore
I recently started working with Kimberly and I am thrilled to have found her! She has an amazing ability to find the little things that make a line just a little bit stronger, or see that silly little comma missing that makes the sentence just slam home. She is a true asset to my team!
-Stacy Eaton, International Bestselling Author
Kimberly Dawn is a pleasure to work with. She has beta read and/or edited several of my books, and I couldn't be happier with her work. She's always completed every job I've given her quickly and always delivers quality. I'd definitely recommend her services (and have) to fellow writers, because she's proven herself to me over and over again. Her prices are always fair, and she's motivated to get the job done--on time and on budget. I highly recommend her services.
-Kathy Ivan, USA Today Bestselling Author of the New Orleans Connection Series
As an author, it's hard for me to put my trust in an editor or proofreader, because I know that no one is perfect at catching all errors and holes. I always check over my work after editing and proofreading to ensure that as many mistakes as possible are caught. When I met Kimberly, I was amazed at how few errors I detected after she proofread for me. She and I also discuss questionable areas and both of us are always eager to learn how the English language changes. I enjoy working with Kimberly because she gets the job done in a pleasant and prompt way. But most of all, I believe she is accurate and knowledgeable.
-Rachelle Ayala, USA Today Bestselling Author
I feel really lucky to have found Kimberly when I needed fresh eyes and a final proof on Not In Her Wildest Dreams. She caught even those teensy things like misplaced hyphens and respected my author voice while making suggestions for rewording a couple of awkward spots. I’m looking forward to working with her on Only In His Sweetest Dreams..
-Dani Collins, USA Today Bestselling Author
Kimberly Dawn has been an eagle-eyed beta as well as proof reading several of my books, both fiction and non-fiction. She’s a delight to work with and always turns a project around quickly. Kimberly is consistent in her work and helps to polish a manuscript until it shines. I'd definitely recommend her services (and have) to fellow writers.
-Mary Buckham, USA Today Bestselling Author
I love working with Kimberly! She has an eagle eye for detail and she gets the job done quickly and efficiently. We've already entered into talks about working together on my next project. I can't wait to get down into the trenches again with her.
-Aubree Lane, Bestselling Author
Kimberly Dawn can proofread & edit your writing to have your work received more positively by both readers and reviewers. Her proofreading, editing, and beta reading skills are very reliable and of high quality. She is both professional & timely with her jobs; her work ethic is beyond reproach and her pricing is quite reasonable. I wholeheartedly recommend Kimberly without any reservations.
-K'Tee Bee Hutcherson, Children's Librarian, Reviewer for Authors on the Air,
Book Review Crew & NetGalley
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you're ready to get started editing your project. I look forward to working with you!