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Hi! Welcome to Joyful One Editing!

I'm Roberta and I'm here to help you

make your written content shine

before it hits the press.

 
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About me

   I am an avid reader with a rather eclectic taste in literature (just like my mother!). I enjoy Christian literature—fiction and non-fiction—as well as cozy mysteries, historical fiction, stories about the power of friendship, and stories that make me laugh.  I also love children’s literature! Reading stories aloud for young audiences is one of my favorite pastimes. 

 

  Prior to becoming an editor I worked for fifteen years as an Instructional Assistant in Special Education—Pre-K through post high school. I also enjoyed eleven years as a homeschool mom. I am a Christian and I’ve been studying the Bible for over thirty-five years.

 

  I am a graduate of two courses by Edit Republic: The Art of Line Editing, and High-level Proofreading Pro. I am a stickler when it comes to correctness, consistency, and clarity in written work of all kinds. I can help to ensure the project you’ve labored over is presented as you intend—a published piece you can be proud of!

 

  Contact me to schedule a discovery call. I also offer a free sample edit.

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Services

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Thank You Roberta!

Roberta was encouraging, responsive, diligent, and easy to work with while in the editing process of my book.  She repaired grammar, spelling mistakes and offered suggestions to keep my manuscript fluent and clear for the reader, while still keeping my “free” style of writing intact.

 

Roberta not only made the editing of my book “bearable,” but I was able to confidently convert and submit a very rough draft of my manuscript back to my publisher as a polished, professional, edited version of my book.

 

Sandi Hall 

Author, Sunrise Ponders

Complimented My Work

I thoroughly enjoyed having Roberta edit my story, she understood what I was saying and complimented my work.

 

What writer doesn’t like to feel encouraged when a returned manuscript isn’t full of red lines? 

 

I look forward to working with her again.

 

Thank you, Roberta.

 

Caroline McIntosh  

Fantasy & Fiction Author 

I Appreciated All of Your Comments

I loved working with Roberta. She was kind, helpful, equipped, prompt, and, well, just everything you'd want in an editor/proofreader. I especially loved the clean copy she offered me and her genuine care and communication regarding my work. I highly recommend her for your next WIP.

 

Vanessa Luu 

Author,

You Don't Have To Be Perfect

 
 

The Help We Needed

A friend and I had been writing a book for several years and the final reading was daunting. We enlisted Roberta to give it a fresh pair of eyes. She willingly accepted. She was able to see words, sentences and punctuation that was stopping the flow and, in some cases, losing its correct meaning. We are very thankful and highly recommend Roberta for your project!

 

Kristine DeBaca

Co-author, The Presence of God, From Garden to Table

Help With My Memoir

Roberta and I have known each other for many years. When I ventured out in writing a memoir about our family’s journey in providing care for children and families in crisis through foster care, I asked Roberta if she would read it and give me her honest opinion. Roberta said she was just beginning a new adventure with offering professional services in editing, proofreading, and formatting.

I was pleased with the work she did editing, proofreading , and making suggestions on my memoir. I was also impressed with the timely manner in which she completed the work.

We met to discuss my project and Roberta was very helpful in showing me on my own laptop how to access files and accept or reject her suggestions and corrections. I felt very comfortable, humbled as I know I have poor language arts skills, but my eyes were opened gently by Roberta!

I recommend using Roberta for your editorial needs.

 

M. S. McManus

Author, Circus Without a Tent

A Trustworthy Person

If you’re looking for a trustworthy person who is detailed and thorough, Roberta is that person! I had some very personal writings that needed a professional’s touch with proofreading and editing. I needed someone  I could trust with such private writings. When I found Roberta, I was glad that she wasn’t judgmental and was very trustworthy. She corrected my book with a fast turn around, just two days. She was detailed and made great suggestions while the piece still sounded like me. Even though I said it didn’t have to be perfect, she did a great job of making it as perfect as it could be. I highly recommend Roberta for help with writing anything! I plan to use her skills again and have referred her to other authors.

 

Molly Dyche