Proofreading — Involves the correction of typographical errors, misspellings, general formatting errors. Sometimes, proofreading consists of comparing two documents for correctness.
Copyediting — Includes help with grammar, punctuation, structure, flow, and other elements of good writing. Work is performed through Microsoft Word, and the editing is done with the track changes feature, which will show "removed" material and "added" material.
Stylebooks and Reference Books used: Current AP Stylebook; Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.; Current Christian Writer's Manual of Style; Current Webster's New World Dictionary; and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate, 11th Edition.
Specific Types of Editing/Copyediting/Proofreading:
• Short stories
Nanette has been a freelance writer since 1980 and an editor/proofreader since 2003. She has worked with article writers; ghostwriters (corporate books and Christian books), including Unshaken, Zondervan; Taylor's Gift, Revell; Appointments with Heaven, Tyndale House; and others. In addition, she has worked with self-published nonfiction book writers; children's book writers; with a current, monthly corporate client, proofreading twenty-plus monthly newsletters for an electric corporation; and proofreader for the Christian PEN, Cross & Quill (CWFI), and others.
Rates vary according to project. To request rates on a specific project, please use the form on the Contact Page.
Freelance Copyediting: Memoir/Devotional/Business
The One Year Book of Healing, Dr. Reggie Anderson with Jennifer Schuchmann, Tyndale, 2016
When God Doesn’t Fix It, Laura Story with Jennifer Schuchmann, Thomas Nelson, 2015
Storm, Jim Cymbala with Jennifer Schuchmann, Zondervan, 2014
Appointments with Heaven, Dr. Reggie Anderson with Jennifer Schuchmann, 2013
Taylor’s Gift, Todd and Tara Storch with Jennifer Schuchmann, 2013
Spirit Rising, Jim Cymbala with Jennifer Schuchmann, Zondervan, 2012
It’s My View, Paul Wood, President/CEO, Georgia Electric Membership Corp., 2011
UnShaken, Rising from the Ruins of Haiti’s Hotel Montana, Dan Woolley with Jennifer Schuchmann, 2011
Georgia Electric Membership Corporation, 20-25 four-page monthly newsletters, 2004-present
Proofreader, Walk Through the Bible, 2007
Copyeditor/proofreader, nonfiction self-published books, including domestic violence, cancer devotional, childhood injury, military, and others.
Proofreader, PEN Points – The Christian PEN newsletter
Proofreader, Christian Writers Fellowship International (CWFI), 2 years
Membership and Listings
Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network (PEN)
Christian Editors Network (CEN)
Christian PEN Gold Star member
2015-2016 The Christian Writer’s Market Guide, Faithworks Editorial & Writing, www.faithworkseditorial.com
Reprints and Rewrites
I receive checks in the mail without the "blood, sweat, and tears" produced by writing a brand-new article every time. I do this by working smarter, not harder— through reprints and rewrites. Reprints and rewrites have been the mainstay of my writing career since I first learned about them a number of years ago. In the beginning, more than twenty years ago...
Writing the Anthology
Do you want to write about your personal experiences? Do you have something to say that will encourage, uplift, or help someone else in their walk with God? The anthology—a collection of poems, stories, songs, or articles chosen by a compiler—may be the ticket.
When I began writing more than twenty years ago, I wanted to produce stories revealing how God was working in my family. . .
The Joy of the LORD is your strength.
~ Nehemiah 8:10