Hello, and welcome to Crystal Quill Editorial Services! My name is Krystle. I’m a freelance copy editor and proofreader with a passion for good writing and engaging storytelling. In March 2018, I earned a Certificate in Copy Editing via the University of San Diego, California.

Is editing really necessary?

Every writer needs an editor if they plan on pursuing publication, whether that’s through a traditional press or a self-publishing platform. Unpolished books can lead to one-star reviews, even if the story is stellar. And you know the saying: “Put your best book forward.” Or something like that. 😉

Self-editing, while helpful, can only get you so far. Most writers are too close to their own work to catch all the errors. And while it has evolved in the past few years, editing software like Grammarly and Microsoft Word’s spellchecker are nowhere near as accurate at editing your work as a live human being.

How I can help

I know what it’s like to labor over a piece of fiction and suddenly be faced with the daunting (and, for some, tedious) task of cleaning it up. Let me help save you hours and hours of time–time you could spend writing your next novel. Let me take off loads of stress and anxiety by assuring you your work is ready for prime time because it has been vetted by a trained editor.

To learn more about how I can help, visit my Services page.