English B.A., M.A.
Two semesters teaching college Freshman Composition.
Seven semesters tutoring at college Writing Center.
Edited Wake Robin Ridge, A Boy Named Rabbit, Swamp Ghosts, Finding Hunter, and Summer Magic by Marcia Meara. Also (to be published) Change by Rogelio “Roger” Dean.
I charge a penny a word, using Microsoft Word’s word count. Payments are weekly, and we can discuss which day best fits your schedule. Depending on your budget, it is possible to finish several chapters a week.
What I do:
You email me an attachment of your chapter, and I will read it carefully, make comments, and send it back to you. Make your changes (I recommend doing so in a different font color, or highlighting), add comments with questions of concerns you have, and send me the revised version. I will read it again to double-check for errors, and that we’re on the same page on the corrections, make any necessary comments, and send it back a final time.
If you have any major changes, such as adding a paragraph or paragraphs, you will send those paragraphs with the surrounding sentences for context, and be charged only for that additional word count.
Why work with me?
I have plenty of experience with reading, editing, and correcting, but I believe my standout quality is my respect for a writer’s voice. I will offer suggestions for clarity and conciseness, but won’t in any way attempt to change your story. Also, I will tell you why I think changes should be made—either a rule of grammar, or whatever issue was raised. This is your writing, I’m only here to polish it.
“Caitlin Stern provided me with expert, professional, and speedy editing […] [and] was flexible and easy to work with[.] […] I would recommend Caitlin to anyone, without reservation.” –Marcia Meara
“Caitlin Stern is wonderful to work with and she is truly a professional. […] The process she follows is great and she delivers a fast turn around. I would recommend Caitlin to anyone seeking the help of an expert. ” – Rogelio Dean Jr.
Full letter of recommendation available upon request.