Mistakes slip in. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a natural with words or spend hours on a paragraph, whether English is your first language or your seventh, or whether you enjoy writing or find it a chore. It’s easy to overlook minor errors when you’re too close to the words. Spell-check and autocorrect are great tools, but they can’t catch everything, and sometimes they can even cause problems (we’ve all seen our share of awful autocorrect fails).
Having your work proofread is an essential step in creating a smooth, polished piece of writing. It can give a potential client a better first impression, or allow a reader to really sink into a story without being distracted by typos. You’ve worked hard on your piece. Make sure it really shines!
I am a lifelong bookworm and word nerd, who used to get in trouble as a kid for reading under the covers long past my bedtime (and sometimes falling asleep with a book resting open on my face). I love to learn new skills and work with my hands, and am a Certified Technical Editor for knitwear patterns through The Knitting Guild Association as well as an honours graduate of the Theatre Production program at MacEwan University. I have fifteen years’ experience playing and teaching the bagpipes and competing in both solo and band events, and have completed an internship at The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada.
My interests are many and varied, and include history, costuming, literature, fibre arts, camping and skiing, and collecting more hobbies than any normal person has time for.
What My Clients Are Saying
Jesse is a phenomenal rock star! She helped me with my novel after others dropped me. Her attention to detail blew me away. Without her help, my novel wouldn’t be published today. I love the fact that she isn’t judgmental and she is very helpful with plot holes. She is such an amazing person to work with. I highly recommend her.
Author, Returning To Mr. Darcy
Jesse Wiebe is an excellent proofreader. She proofread my book Baking with Ice Cream. In addition to catching typos, she also provided suggestions that improved the layout. All her feedback was provided in an easy-to-follow PDF and so it was a breeze to make the changes. She delivered her recommendations promptly and had a friendly manner which made her a joy to work with. She comes highly recommended.
Author, Baking with Ice Cream
I cannot express how impressed I am with all the hard work Jesse put into my middle-grade book. I could tell she looked over it in a lot of detail. She was very quick in responding to me on email, and as I needed my book to be done fast, she was obliging, and gave me a date and had it complete sooner than expected. I highly recommend Jesse.
C. M. Neary
Jesse is magnificent, exceeded my expectations! She is very thorough and efficient. I would strongly recommend Jesse’s services! Thank you, Jesse!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your extremely prompt service in proofreading our new tri-fold promotional piece. We needed the work done quickly so that we could get it printed and folded on time for our display. Your turnaround time was very quick, and your suggested improvements really cleaned up the piece! It reads and looks great!
We will gladly recommend your services to others, and will be back to you with more work very soon!
Thank you again,
Jesse has done an amazing job in proofreading my manuscript. She’s dedicated and reliable. She did a remarkable job in picking and correcting those pesky grammar errors, typos, spelling mistakes, and the dreaded punctuation. She clearly puts all the missing words and commas while maintaining consistencies. She has done a great job in clearing out the redundancies and wordiness and replacing the misused words with their correct alternatives. And besides all the professionalism and dedication she portrays in her work, she’s pretty fast and accurate with a quick response and turnaround time. It’s pretty difficult to find an editor/proofreader as per your liking. I’m happy I found Jesse. I highly recommend her services. Looking forward to having my other works edited and proofread by her.
Author, Hearts and Kisses