Proofreading, Editing, Writing Services

Portfolio

I have provided work for numerous and varied clients. The following is a representative sample.

The Safe Online Outreach Society – For this non-profit, I initially provided relevant web content and regular updates with regard to the agency’s main preoccupation, which was the intersection of youth and technology. I also copyedited and proofread numerous documents, proposals, newsletters, reports, and PowerPoint slides. Finally, I authored a topical blog (Hot Topics) for SOLOS.

Lower Mainland Appraisal Services Ltd. – Completely reformatted for consistency an approximately 50-page real estate appraisal document, copyediting and arranging for visual impact.

The Master Cleanse.org – Comprehensively edited and proofread a 96-page website on the Master Cleanse, an alternative health diet. Painstakingly reworked almost 30,000 words, for consistency of tone and for grammatical accuracy.

The MouseTronaut – Provided expert and detailed advice on British spellings and idioms, as well as performed a substantive edit on this children’s novel manuscript, including dialogue and general sentence restructuring, finally polishing and proofreading all 150-pages prior to printing.

Visualizing Social Science Research – Substantive edited and proofread this approximately 50,000-word academic text.

The Biker – Proofread, copyedited, and line edited this approximately 50,000-word crime novel manuscript.

Cities of Sand and Stone – Proofread, copyedited, and substantive edited this approximately 64,000-word police procedural/crime novel manuscript.

Hell’s Muse – Proofread, copyedited, and line edited this approximately 63,000-word horror novel manuscript.

An Unlikely Goddess – Proofread, copyedited, and line edited this approximately 56,000-word contemporary novel manuscript.

The Gurnafandry Chronicles – Proofread, copyedited, and substantive edited this eight-volume, approximately 35,000-word series of children’s books.

Hannigan’s Fight – Proofread and copyedited this approximately 50,000-word crime novel manuscript.

Klockwerk Kabaret – Proofread and copyedited this approximately 74,000-word steampunk novel manuscript.

Attention Switching Rules – Proofread and copyedited this approximately 10,000-word psychology paper.

Charlie Robot – Proofread and copyedited this approximately 70,000-word science fiction manuscript.

Cruelty – Proofread and copyedited nine instalments of this series of horror novellas.

A Long Way to Contentment – Proofread, copyedited, and substantive edited this approximately 74,000-word contemporary novel manuscript.

Saving Drake – Proofread and copyedited this approximately 26,000-word romance novella manuscript.

Sins Of The Father (The Ascension Trilogy) – Copyedited, proofread, and substantive edited this approximately 57,000-word paranormal urban fantasy novel manuscript.

Doorways to Arkomo – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 65,000-word middle grade fantasy novel manuscript.

The Fourth Sage – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 120,000-word YA dystopian novel manuscript.

Cry Zombie Cry – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 74,000-word zombie apocalypse novel manuscript.

Escaping Entry – Copyedited, proofread, and substantive edited this approximately 110,000-word fantasy novel manuscript.

The Road to the King – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 60,000-word epic fantasy novel manuscript.

Life Is Not Enough – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 35,000-word memoir manuscript.

Doorways Home – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 70,000-word middle grade fantasy novel manuscript.

Dark World – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 24,000-word fantasy novella manuscript.

Playing Charlie Cool – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 72,000-word contemporary novel manuscript.

Melting Candles – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 25,000-word poetry manuscript.

Nails of Calvary – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 62,000-word horror manuscript.

The Unknown Element – Copyedited, proofread, and substantive edited this approximately 76,000-word supernatural action/adventure manuscript.

Planet Purgatory – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 50,000-word sci-fi/paranormal manuscript.

Lasera – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 61,000-word YA urban fantasy novel.

Last Resort – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 30,000-word science fiction manuscript.

Gather the Seekers – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 77,000-word supernatural thriller manuscript.

Android and Vampire – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 68,000-word sci-fi/paranormal manuscript.

A Sudden Gust of Gravity – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 86,000-word psychological romance manuscript.

Provenance of Bondage – Copyedited (with some light structural editing) this approximately 87,000-word coming-of-age manuscript.

Hitler’s Assassin – Did a manuscript evaluation of this 173,000-word alternate history manuscript.

The Knight’s Order – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 66,000-word fantasy manuscript.

Boxed In – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 88,000-word contemporary crime manuscript.

The President’s Butler – Copyedited and proofread this approximately 80,000-word political satire manuscript.

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Testimonials

“David is probably the most proficient and detail-oriented editor and proofreader I’ve met! As a PhD student, I understand the importance of technical accuracy in writing and have been grateful for David’s tireless and passionate revision. Because he takes the time to provide one-on-one attention to his clients, editing is a productive undertaking instead of the anxiety-driven task it can sometimes be!” – Lorinda Stoneman, SOLOS

“David was prompt and professional, asked important questions, and provided both editorial and substantive suggestions that proved invaluable. My material was time sensitive and he was able to complete the job on budget and ahead of schedule. I recommend him without reservation.” – Johannes Wheeldon, Assistant Professor, Norwich University, VT

“David Antrobus is the kind of editor a writer dreams about. He has a keen eye and understands the difference between lay and lie. He also genuinely wants to make writing better. He’ll be editing my stuff for a LONG time.” – JD Mader, author of Joe Cafe, The Biker, and Hannigan’s Fight

“After endlessly searching for an editor that I would be comfortable with, David Antrobus was recommended to me. David’s editing service far exceeded my expectations. He was able to adapt to my writing style and thereby enhance my novel without changing the ‘voice.’ I would highly recommend David Antrobus to any serious writers looking for editing.” – David Yuzuk, author of Cities of Sand and Stone

“I recommended David Antrobus to my son David as an editor for his book, Cities of Sand and Stone. In reviewing David A.’s work, it is excellent and I look forward to having him as the editor on my upcoming book, Beachside PD: Undercover.” – Neil L Yuzuk, author of Beachside PD Books

“David took on a project for me that I needed completed asap. He got it done in the time frame he promised and his work was far more meticulous than I could ever have imagined. I would not hesitate to recommend him and will definitely be using him for my upcoming novels.” – Martin Crosbie, author of the novels My Temporary Life and My Name Is Hardly

“I’ve worked with numerous editors over the years, but none have made the process so smooth as David. Not only is he a consummate professional, his work gives me the security to know what I am publishing is truly ready for public consumption.” – Jack Wallen, author of Hell’s Muse, Klockwerk Kabaret, and Cry Zombie Cry

“David kept me well informed during every step in the process of editing my manuscript. When needed he sent me questions and his comments in the document were so thorough, I felt as if he were having a conversation rather than exchanging messages. My book is a hundred times better for having worked with him.” – Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar, author of Mommy but Still Me and Coloured and Other Stories

“After using several editors and still finding mistakes I was getting frustrated. I wanted someone who could not only edit for spelling and grammar but also add some perspective and depth to improve the quality of the books that I write. David Antrobus was recommended to me through another author, and he has been amazing. David’s editing services far exceeded what I was looking for; he is precise, accurate and extremely passionate about his work. He has added depth to my work and made me a better writer. He was able to enhance my children’s books without changing the ‘message.’ I would highly recommend David Antrobus to anyone looking for editing. If there were a star rating I would give David Antrobus a five out of five.” – Tony Jurgens, author of The Gurnafandry Chronicles

“I contacted David because I needed a professional touch and to add some ‘meat’ to the content in my new business website. David was really easy to work with and took the time to research the industry I am in to get a better understanding of what I wanted. He hit the nail on the head and was able to capture the theme of the site perfectly. I hope to use David in the future and recommend him for your next project!” – Mark Telfer, Protective Surface Coatings

“I like David. He’s thorough, prompt, professional and reasonably priced. Not only that, he actually welcomes questions about the editing process, and for someone relatively new to the whole writing game, as I am, that just makes the whole experience that much better. I recommend David to anyone searching for a quality editor.” – Benedict Martin, author of Charlie Robot, Escaping Entry, and Android and Vampire

David Antrobus’s quick and professional editing skills are a must in this competitive field. What he doesn’t know, he researches. A warrior of the written word and an all around good guy, David’s services are just what the indie ordered.” – Edward Lorn, author of Cruelty and What the Dark Brings

“David’s editing work on my novel was superb—meticulous, carefully researched and correct down to the last comma. He was pleasant to work for, and his fee was quite reasonable. I highly recommend him for editing any type of writing.” – Boyd Lemon, author of Retirement: A Memoir and Guide and Digging Deep: A Writer Uncovers His Marriages

“Doing anything the first time can be a nerve racking experience and that includes writing a novel. But I have to say working with David was an enjoyable experience. He was professional, funny, and paid attention to detail. I don’t know how many questions I asked or how much we went back and forth but I do know he was always patient and always responsive. My book now being complete I can say that I am proud of the finished product thanks in no small part to David.” – Thelonious Legend, author of Sins Of The Father (The Ascension Trilogy)

“My decision to self-publish was long and agonizing in part because I knew I’d need to find an editor that I trusted and worked well with. I feel extremely lucky that I found David who was recommended to me (highly) by an independent writer who’d worked with him in the past. From the very first sample, it was clear he knew his stuff. I can write all day long, but if you ask me about comma rules my mind goes blank. David doesn’t flinch at commas (which I totally needed), but more than that – he clearly loves his work and took extreme care when going through my writing. I actually feel as though I’m a better writer after working with him and, really, what more can you ask than that? I recommend David without hesitation and plan to work with him on my next book (and the one after that and…)” – Jacqueline Dooley, author of Doorways to Arkomo, Doorways Home, and Spiritwood

“I’m working with David on a book at this very moment (my second one with him). The first one was 450 pages and there was a LOT of editing work to do […] David is a pleasure to work with. He’s responsive, easy to get in touch with, on time, and never judges me for bad grammar. So, there you have it. I look forward to many more projects with him.” – Stefan Bolz, author of The Fourth Sage and Dark World

“David Antrobus worked with us recently on our Epic Fantasy novel The Road to the King, copy-editing and proofreading, first and second pass. Not only did he provide us a fair quote for said services up front, but he fully explained the process, came up with a reasonable payment plan and kept in frequent contact. His suggestions were professional, understandable and yet respectful of the artistic process. We will utilize his services again.” – Steven and L. R. Styles, authors of The Road to the King and In Service of the King

“What I need from an editor is all that grammar and punctuation stuff. What I want is clunky sentences to be made beautiful. David does both. I’ve had a handful of good editors over the past twenty years and hope that David will be my only and last.” – Bob Brown, author of Life Is Not Enough and New Darwinian Laws Every Business Should Know

“I did a second edition of my poetry book and required a good editor, as my previous one did a less than mediocre job. David was so easy to work with and a pleasure to deal with. His editing service is affordable and good quality. His editing suggestions were logical and fit well with the book and what I was trying to accomplish with it. I am thrilled with how my book came out the second time around and can’t wait to release it, knowing that this time, it is the best it can be thanks to the help of David. I will definitely use his service for my next book.” – Lavinia Thompson, author of Melting Candles

“David Antrobus copyedited my novel Playing Charlie Cool. Not only is David knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with, he preserved my writing voice throughout the project and made some great suggestions that improved the internal logic of a couple of scenes. I would definitely hire him again.” – Laurie Boris, author of Playing Charlie CoolSliding Past Vertical, and A Sudden Gust of Gravity

“David did an outstanding job. There were two facets, in particular, that were so appealing. First and foremost, he is incredibly thorough. His attention to detail and flow were remarkable. Secondly, he was able to ‘step back’ from the novel and make recommendations regarding paragraph and sentence structure as well as some very astute observations about the story line. I could not be more pleased nor more impressed and would not hesitate to recommend him. On a personal level, he is simply a good man to work with. I will, without doubt, work with David on my next novel.” – Vince Milam, author of The Unknown Element and Gather the Seekers

“David is an excellent editor. He doesn’t police style, and provides detailed reasoning behind his editing choices. For speculative fiction, his stylesheet is an invaluable tool for further editing. I certainly plan on working with him again.” – Alex Cousins, author of Last Resort

“David truly helped me take my manuscript and have it looking the way it needed to. He was excellent in finding inconsistencies in my writing and really helped me master and control my writing quirks. I would highly recommend him to any writer.” – Danielle Mathieson Pederson, author of Lasera

“David has an impressive history and background for editing. I initially hired him for that reason and because of the many glowing testimonials on his website. A consummate professional, he explains the process from beginning to end and sends a free sample edit. He does two passes, providing you with a style guide, and he teaches as he goes. Since David is in demand, he juggles a tremendous workload with exceptionally good turnaround time. In addition, he makes the process fun. He loves writing and reading, has a passion for both, and it shows in his approach. I found him to be patient, gracious, humble, and kind—always willing to answer any questions along the way. In light of the superior quality of his services, his prices are more than reasonable. He is outstanding and the best at what he does. I highly recommend him.” – Kyrian Lyndon, author of Deadly Veils: Provenance of Bondage

“I came across David Antrobus while plying the Editors’ Association of Canada website. After a phone conversation, I was inspired to give David’s services a try, and have since used him for both structural editing/evaluation and copy editing on my thriller manuscript. All the way along I found David to be professional, enthusiastic, detail-oriented (a must for a good copy editor), and willing to go that extra mile. For example, while he was evaluating my novel from a substantive perspective, he jotted down notes after reading every chapter, so that I would get a sense for what he was thinking as he read it in “real time.” This was above and beyond the feedback he provided for categories such as plot, characters, setting, dialogue, etc. I would definitely recommended David’s services.” – Matthew Jackson, author of Hitler’s Assassin

“I am a perfectionist and it was a pleasure working with David. He loves his craft and he does a superb job. I hope to work with him again on my next book.” – Laurence Leamer, author of Sons of Camelot: The Fate of an American Dynasty and The President’s Butler

“I can attest that all the good things they say about David Antrobus are true. He’s easy to work with and truly cares about the projects he takes on. He will listen to your needs and will do his best to fulfill them. His editing is superb, and he offers insightful suggestions. He edited my fantasy novel and the result was a finely honed manuscript and an author who has learned a lot! David’s bright humour and encouraging words have made the experience an enjoyable one. I look forward to working with him in the future and recommend him to anyone looking for a quality edit. He is an invaluable asset for any project.” – J.A. Alexsoo, author of The Knight’s Order

“David was really wonderful to work with. He taught me many things about grammar I didn’t even know that I needed to know! He was extremely thorough, incredibly accommodating, professional and didn’t miss a thing. His quirky sense of humour and easy manner also made the whole editing process quite an enjoyable one (who would have thought?) We at Kabooter Knomes will definitely be using his services for our future books, and I would recommend him to anyone in search of a top notch editor for children’s books.” – Shelly McLaughlin, co-creator of The Kabooter Knomes Field Guide

I like David. He’s thorough, prompt, professional and reasonably priced. Not only that, he actually welcomes questions about the editing process, and for someone relatively new to the whole writing game like I am, that just makes the whole experience that much better. I recommend David to anyone searching for a quality editor. – See more at: http://findaproofreader.com/listings/be-write-there/#sthash.xeRfMJHQ.dpuf” – Benedict Martin, author of Charlie Robot
I like David. He’s thorough, prompt, professional and reasonably priced. Not only that, he actually welcomes questions about the editing process, and for someone relatively new to the whole writing game like I am, that just makes the whole experience that much better. I recommend David to anyone searching for a quality editor. – See more at: http://findaproofreader.com/listings/be-write-there/#sthash.xeRfMJHQ.dpuf
I like David. He’s thorough, prompt, professional and reasonably priced. Not only that, he actually welcomes questions about the editing process, and for someone relatively new to the whole writing game like I am, that just makes the whole experience that much better. I recommend David to anyone searching for a quality editor. – See more at: http://findaproofreader.com/listings/be-write-there/#sthash.xeRfMJHQ.dpuf
I like David. He’s thorough, prompt, professional and reasonably priced. Not only that, he actually welcomes questions about the editing process, and for someone relatively new to the whole writing game like I am, that just makes the whole experience that much better. I recommend David to anyone searching for a quality editor. – See more at: http://findaproofreader.com/listings/be-write-there/#sthash.xeRfMJHQ.dpuf
I like David. He’s thorough, prompt, professional and reasonably priced. Not only that, he actually welcomes questions about the editing process, and for someone relatively new to the whole writing game like I am, that just makes the whole experience that much better. I recommend David to anyone searching for a quality editor. – See more at: http://findaproofreader.com/listings/be-write-there/#sthash.xeRfMJHQ.dpuf
  1. David has an impressive history and background for editing. I initially hired him for that reason and because of the many glowing testimonials on his website. A consummate professional, he explains the process from beginning to end and sends a free sample edit. He does two passes, providing you with a style guide, and he teaches as he goes. Since David is in demand, he juggles a tremendous workload with exceptionally good turnaround time. In addition, he makes the process fun. He loves writing and reading, has a passion for both, and it shows in his approach. I found him to be patient, gracious, humble and kind—always willing to answer any questions along the way. In light of the superior quality of his services, his prices are more than reasonable. He is outstanding and the best at what he does. I highly recommend him.– Kyrian Lyndon, author of Deadly Veils: Provenance of Bondage

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