Amanda Lewis

I’m a freelance proofreader and copyeditor. I’ll maintain your unique voice and writing style while focusing on the five Cs—clarity, consistency, conciseness, comprehension, and correctness.


My main services are copyediting and proofreading.

During the copyediting phase, depending on the level required, I will focus on the language and flow to ensure your meaning is being conveyed clearly. I will maintain your unique voice and writing style. No one will ever know I touched it! I will also look at your manuscript on a mechanical level. I’ll focus on spelling errors, punctuation, grammar, and syntax. I’ll make sure that your manuscript follows style rules and provide you with a style sheet explaining any changes that need to be made.

I will check for the following:

  • run-on sentences
  • redundancies
  • tonal shifts
  • unnatural phrasing
  • tightening up dialogue
  • spelling
  • grammar
  • punctuation
  • syntax
  • technical consistency: capitalization, hyphenation, etc.
  • story consistency: character names, details, timeline, etc.
  • formatting issues with font and layout

Proofreading is the final step before publication and the last chance to catch any errors that may have slipped through the cracks during previous rounds of editing. By doing a final check for consistency and errors, I’ll make sure any leftover issues are corrected before publication.

I will check for the following:

  • consistency in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, hyphenation, etc.
  • correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • formatting issues with font and layout
  • repeated or missing words
  • correct word usage
  • extra line breaks and spaces
  • style guide compliance


Depending on your preference, I can use any of the following methods to edit or proofread your document:

  • Microsoft Word with track changes and comments tools
  • Google Docs with suggesting and comments tools
  • PDF with annotations

Both Microsoft Word and Google Docs make it easy for you to accept or reject any changes I make as you see fit.

In addition to the tracked changes file showing all my revisions and comments, I will send you a personalized style sheet.


BA in English and professional writing from Michigan State University.
Certificate in editing from the University of Chicago.
Certificate in editing from Poynter & American Copy Editors Society.


Years in the field: 5
Years freelancing: 1


Amanda Lewis