Professional Proofreading and Editing Services for your Business

I charge 2.5 cents per word and usually proofread and edit your document in 48 hours or less.

Editing is an investment, not an expense, so price shouldn’t be the first thing you look for, but I know you’re going to ask about it at some point, so there it is.

What do you get for that?

  • Clear
  • Simple
  • Easy to understand
  • Impossible to misunderstand
  • Error-free

When you write, that’s what you want. With Michael Edits, that’s what you get.

Great writing is like a window pane. Let Michael Edits be your Windex.

Proofreading, in my mind, is all that “oops” stuff that makes you cringe after you click “send” or spend thousands to print a bunch of pretty literature.

Editing ensures that the reader knows what you’re talking about, without ever having to read the same sentence twice or consult anything except your document.

When I review your document, I provide both editing and proofreading, and I demand nothing less than perfection.

  • Blogs
  • E-books
  • Websites
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Bids, proposals and tenders

From 1991 through 1999 I was the in-house editor for Eastern Instruments, until I left in 1999 to form Michael Edits. Tens of millions of words. If pressed to name a few more specialties, they would be:

  • Website Content Review
  • Marketing Communications
  • Promotional Material
  • Executive Coaching
  • Business Manuals
  • Life Coaching
  • Press Releases
  • Technical Manuals and Spec Sheets (how I began)

But promising too much is just too vague, isn’t it? Here are a few authors I’ve enjoyed long-term relationships with. I hope you see someone who reminds you of what you do.

Send me an email at If I know I’m a perfect fit for what you’ve got, I’ll quote you a firm price and delivery time. If I’m not a perfect fit, I’ll recommend another proofreader or editor who is. Either way, we all win.

P.S. I’m in Charlotte, North Carolina, but you don’t have to be. We’ve got the Internet.

The Secret World of Editing and Proofreading

There isn’t one. Sorry to disappoint you.

Some people just plain stumble over grammar and/or spelling. No big deal. That’s why you outsource that stuff, either to your staff or your spouse or your editing department or an outside specialist.

Many people, however, are fully capable of doing great editing and proofreading when they’re focused and at their best. Recognizing when you’re not so focused is the greatest skill in a proofreader’s toolbox.

Then, there is the special challenge of editing and proofreading your own writing. It’s a challenge we all fail. We don’t see what we wrote. We see what we think we wrote. They’re not always the same, as any outside reader will confirm after you click “send.”

You’ve seen my 6 Tips at the top of the page, right? Self-edit until I think it’s perfect, put it away so long that I’ve forgotten what I wrote, read it again, find what I missed, lather rinse repeat.

If your schedule allows that, more power to you.

When I proofread and edit your document, my technique is surprisingly consistent. Edit on computer. Take a break. Repeat. Take another break. Repeat as needed until I’m convinced your document is perfect. Print the document, see what I missed, mark it up, correct, print again, etc.

You know how important perfect writing is. That’s your credibility on the line. Your writing is a priority. Quality editing and proofreading are a priority. But are they your highest priority?

Manufacturing, purchasing, shipping, storing, distributing, pricing, hiring, training, profit margins…

I could go on, but you get my point. You’re balancing where to invest your time and money. Is proofreading and editing always your highest priority?

Editing and proofreading are always my highest priority.

And that’s no secret.



Send me an email at If I know I’m a perfect fit for what you’ve got, I’ll quote you a firm price and delivery time. If I’m not a perfect fit, I’ll recommend another proofreader or editor who is. Either way, we all win.


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