Polish Your Prose Perfectly

Wouldn’t you love to be confident all of your writing sparkles? I offer experienced and efficient copyediting, proofreading, and editorial production services for publishers and corporate clients.

Professional freelance copyediting and proofreading services

Wouldn’t you love to be confident all of your writing sparkles? I offer experienced and efficient copyediting, proofreading, and editorial production services for publishers and corporate clients.

Hello. I’m Naomi Burns.

As a lifelong, avid reader, a career choice involving words enabled me to pursue my passion. I have a broad liberal arts education at a master’s level and have completed UC San Diego’s highly rated copyediting certificate program. After working in-house with two book publishers, I began editorial freelancing in 2005 and have edited more than 500 books.

After 20 years of editorial experience and with expert-level knowledge of Chicago, APA, and AP styles, I can offer you qualified service in helping writers polish their work so their voice and message come through clearly. I respect the writer’s voice and writing style while applying high editorial standards to present works in the best possible light and ready them for publication and distribution.

Plus, I’m a real human being, just like you! I might use AI to bring you efficiencies, but I’ll never pass off AI-generated work as my own. Instead, I’ll deliver you handcrafted editing inspired by the human spirit and based on human ingenuity—keeping the writer’s voice intact.

ACES
“Nothing short of remarkable”

“I pride myself on my own copyediting skills, but I bow in awe before you! The job you did on our book is nothing short of remarkable, and I thank you for it.”

John Wiley Jr., author

“My first choice for copyediting”

“Naomi is dependable, hardworking, and efficient. She often returns projects early, even those that require extra time and effort. Naomi is easy to work with and is my first choice for copyediting.”

Lara Hahn, production editor

“There’s no one else I’d want on my team”

“It’s hard to find the perfect mix of rigid and flexible in an advertising copyeditor, but Naomi is just that. She ensures our projects are pristine and error-free while also following each client’s unique style and voice. Whether she’s asked to review a half-page advertisement or a 40-page magazine, Naomi gives every task her complete attention. There’s no one else I’d want on my team to help safeguard our brands and produce accurate, polished copy every time.”

Ashley Padgett, Wray Ward

“I wholeheartedly recommend her”

“Naomi is my best editor and invaluable. I really rely on her skills, expertise, and gentle but wise editing hand. I wholeheartedly recommend her as an editor with the highest level of professional skills and experience, from comprehensive structural editing to proofreading.”

Patricia Lynn Morrison, editorial director

Hello. I’m Naomi Burns.

As a lifelong, avid reader, a career choice involving words enabled me to pursue my passion. I have a broad liberal arts education at a master’s level and have completed UC San Diego’s highly rated copyediting certificate program. After working in-house with two book publishers, I began editorial freelancing in 2005 and have edited more than 500 books.

After 20 years of editorial experience and with expert-level knowledge of Chicago, APA, and AP styles, I can offer you qualified service in helping writers polish their work so their voice and message come through clearly. I respect the writer’s voice and writing style while applying high editorial standards to present works in the best possible light and ready them for publication and distribution.

Plus, I’m a real human being, just like you! I might use AI to bring you efficiencies, but I’ll never pass off AI-generated work as my own. Instead, I’ll deliver you handcrafted editing inspired by the human spirit and based on human ingenuity—keeping the writer’s voice intact.

ACES
“Nothing short of remarkable”

“I pride myself on my own copyediting skills, but I bow in awe before you! The job you did on our book is nothing short of remarkable, and I thank you for it.”

John Wiley Jr., author

“My first choice for copyediting”

“Naomi is dependable, hardworking, and efficient. She often returns projects early, even those that require extra time and effort. Naomi is easy to work with and is my first choice for copyediting.”

Lara Hahn, production editor

“There’s no one else I’d want on my team”

“It’s hard to find the perfect mix of rigid and flexible in an advertising copyeditor, but Naomi is just that. She ensures our projects are pristine and error-free while also following each client’s unique style and voice. Whether she’s asked to review a half-page advertisement or a 40-page magazine, Naomi gives every task her complete attention. There’s no one else I’d want on my team to help safeguard our brands and produce accurate, polished copy every time.”

Ashley Padgett, Wray Ward

“I wholeheartedly recommend her”

“Naomi is my best editor and invaluable. I really rely on her skills, expertise, and gentle but wise editing hand. I wholeheartedly recommend her as an editor with the highest level of professional skills and experience, from comprehensive structural editing to proofreading.”

Patricia Lynn Morrison, editorial director