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Vanessa Wells: Copy Editor, Proofreader, Indexer



Scrolling pitch: I specialize in historical, romance, and speculative fiction, and I prevent embarrassment.

The details:

I provide editing services for academic and trade publishers, fiction and non-fiction indie authors, magazines, and music recordings. My work focuses on issues arising from translation, cultural and idiomatic usage, as well as proofreading and copy editing for correct spelling, grammar, style, clarity, and consistency. I also index books for higher education, theological study, and general readership. I’m experienced in editing with the conventions of Canadian, American, British, and Australian English. I’ve edited historical, sci-fi, YA, fantasy, horror, apocalyptic, speculative, erotic, LGBTQ, romance, and Christian fiction. I’ve worked on everything real-world from sociology to memoirs to global affairs. Have a look around my website to see why I’m always a little sorry to wrap up for the day!

If you’re looking for my caption and subtitle editing website, you can access Reel Words here. If you’re looking to submit your film to the Reel Words Award for Excellence in Captioning, please visit



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