Time for a New Adventure

“…there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do —
determined to save
the only life you could save.”
― Mary Oliver

Once again in this aged adventurer’s life, a new phase is opening up.

I am fortunate that many years of proofreading, copy-editing and/or beta reading for friends and acquaintances has turned into a business opportunity.

Now, for your viewing pleasure, I offer:


I am an established Proofreader/editor with many years’ experience in proofreading and copy-editing fiction and non-fiction novels, short stories, manuscripts, Children’s books, theses, E-books, and more.

My services focus on making your words look, sound and appear polished. I will check spelling, grammar, syntax, punctuation, etc. If your document is longer than 1000 words (which it most likely is), simply buy additional gigs until the word count is paid for.


Basic gig –  Proofreading  – US$5 for every 1,000 words or part thereof.
Extra gig –  Copy-editing  – add 4 basic gigs for a document of any length.

How to Order:

  • Always purchase enough basic gigs to cover word count. (12K words = 12 basic gigs)
  • Purchase gig extras. (copy edit of 12K words = 4 gig extras for improving readability + 12 basic gigs to cover word count = 16 gigs)
  • Add 4 extra gigs for copy-editing any document, any size
  • Attach a Word doc. I’ll deliver a track changes version and a final clean copy.

And an added bonus if you are in the Northern Hemisphere – I work while you sleep.

What is the difference between proofreading and copy editing?

Proofreading involves catching errors. The copy-editing service includes this, plus improving readability – a sentence may be technically correct, but if it sounds awkward I will fix it with the copy-editing service.  I will format your book to industry standards and will also offer suggestions for overall improvement when necessary.

I particularly enjoy large projects, but no job is too small. Send me a message. I can always provide you with an offer based on your needs.

If your document is over 1000 words, please purchase multiple basic gigs to cover the word count. If you would like extra help with readability, go ahead and choose that gig option, but please note that this is in addition to the basic gigs that need to be purchased to cover word count.

I am happy to help with any project no matter how big or small.  I look forward to working with you.

Feel free to email me – http://judith@judithbaxter.net.nz or send me a private message on Facebook.  Phone – +64 (0)21797400

So, if you or anyone you know would like some help, please don’t hesitate to contact me, in the comments area of this post, by email – judith@judithbaxter.net.nz, by private message on  Facebook or phone.

Note– I have just finished proofreading and editing a 70,000-word manuscript.  The finished product was sent to the author in under 96 hours.


22 responses to “Time for a New Adventure

  1. Wonderful!! Good luck – tons of good luck. c

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  2. Congratulations my girl! Yeah!

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  3. Reblogged this on bridgesburning and commented:
    I am happy to introduce any of you to my dear friend and cohort for those who might not have made her acquaintance!

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  4. Marvelous! A new career! I particularly liked the comment to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, that you work while we sleep. That tickled my funny bone. I hope you get as much work as you’d like for as long as you’d like.

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  5. Wonderful news! All the best with this new venture which I know you will excel at. Will spread the word. xo

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  6. Great entrepreneurial spirit! I wish you every success (but proof-read what you have written above – I spotted a couple of little things that need correction 🙂 )

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  7. Good luck in another new adventure, Judith, there’s not much better than getting paid for doing something you enjoy. 😊

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  8. Judith, I’m nitpicking! You have two commas after children’s books and in the sentence ‘it sounds awkward I will fix it’ I think I would add ‘if’.before ‘it sounds awkward’. Please excuse me if I sound arrogant – it’s just that in my profession, these things matter, too, so I am over-sensitive. I really do wish you every success.

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  9. OMG not arrogant at all. Would you believe I also had the post read by a couple of others before posting it?
    Thank you for taking the time to point these things out to me. I appreciate your taking the time to let me know – I have made the two changes thank you.
    My daughter says I am pedantic which is probably why I chose proofreading, but that’s just me.
    I hope the weather isn’t too bad where you are. It’s summer here and hot, so we are taking every opportunity to be outside.
    Again, thanks for pointing them out and very best wishes for a good 2018.

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    • Hello, again Cat. When I went to make the changes in My Offer sheet I see that those changes had been made. So I obviously posted this with the wrong version. Note to self – check and recheck.

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  10. What a great business for you! I love the logo!!!

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  11. Very impressive – love the logo! Congratulations on another adventure, Judith! I know you will be successful.

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