With a wide range of experience, I offer editorial services to both independent writers and businesses.

My editing experience includes a wide range of text such as marketing copy for B2B businesses, blog posts, poetry, and full length novels in the romance, fantasy, and general fiction genres. No matter the text, I can analyze it professionally and competently. You can learn more about me for information about my academic background and work experience.


Almost ready to hit publish on your work? I can make sure that your text is polished and ready to be viewed by the world with a focus on checking for proper grammar, appropriate punctuation, and accurate spelling.

Copy Editing

Looking for a more detailed edit with suggestions for improvement that consider the whole piece of work and other elements such as characterization, plot points, and flow? I can provide you with a detailed edit that includes all these elements plus proofreading and an overall assessment on your manuscript.

Interested in something not listed?

With tons of skills and interests as related to the publishing industry, I’d love to hear what services you’re interested in and what I can help with! I can provide a mix of proofreading and copy editing, and meet you where you’re at.


Shelly is a diligent, thoughtful, and meticulous editor with a keen eye for detail and helpful feedback to share. Whatever you’re looking for, they can cater their edit to meet your needs. Shelly is a pleasure to work with and I can’t recommend them highly enough!

— Tali Voron, Publisher of The Soap Box Press

I hired Shelly as an editor for my debut poetry book Letters to Myself, a collection about a young woman’s journey through self-love, travel and inner healing. I immediately knew I was in good hands when I first met her. She was instrumental in bringing my book to life, providing both substantive and copy editing over two iterations of my manuscript. Shelly demonstrated incredible attention to detail, a deep understanding of how to support a writer’s vision throughout the editing process, and provided me with comprehensive feedback on how I could improve the collection. I would gladly hire her again for my next book!

— Alexandra Mireanu, author of Letters to Myself

Looking for more testimonials? Check out my testimonials page here.

If you’re not sure whether I’m the right fit for your editing needs, I offer a free sample edit of up to 1,000 words and a free quote.

Generally, for businesses and marketing copy, I bill at a reasonable hourly rate and for longer projects, I bill per word. If you’d like to get in touch and learn more, please fill out the contact form below!

Current Availability: I am currently booking for mid-October onwards.