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Thank you for stopping by! Your search for a copy editor and proofreader is over! Finally! Please contact me for any questions about my services and how I may help you.

Rates

GENERAL CONTENT:
Proofreading Only-$26.00/1,000 words (2.6c/word)
Copy Editing Only-$36.00/1,000 words (3.6c/word)
Copy Editing & Proofreading-$45.00/1,000 words (5.5c/word)
Business/Technical/Sales-Above +2.c/word
Document Review/Website Copy-$65.00/hr.
Medical/Technical/Fact-Checking-$50.00/1,000 words (5.0c/word)
Short projects-Flat Rate $100.00 (less than ten pages)

Onboarding-New Clients Only-$100.00

These are BASE rates, depending on if your project is a light, medium, or heavy copy edit. More accurate estimate will be given upon review of entire project.

Turnaround times and deadlines must be specified up front and may incur additional fees.**

Cathy Stiner

About Me

Thank you for stopping by! I am truly excited to share with you who I am and prove to you that your copy editor and proofreader search is over!

For some logistics, my home is in Port St. Lucie, Florida, where I have lived for twenty years. I am sixty-"ish" years old and live a very quiet, low-key lifestyle. My hobbies are reading, staying healthy, and loving on my personal chaperone, Sassy, my five-year-old rescue pup.

I repeatedly hear that I must have hawk's eyes: “How did you find that?" And so it begins…As a child away at summer camp, I was known for reading letters from my friends and parents and returning them…corrected with red ink! It's no surprise I chose to come full circle and do what I love most--help folks become better writers while cleaning up their manuscripts.

Originally from Memphis, TN, I was raised to keep my eye on the details and to aim for excellence in everything I did. I quickly learned that, “How you do anything is how you do everything.” And that is especially true in the editing and proofreading world.

I have been an entrepreneur my entire life, with a specific love of grammar, spelling, and anything to do with the written word. Methodical and tenacious, I enjoy getting it done with much attention-to-detail. I TAKE MY WORK PERSONALLY!

Being a successful court stenographer of twenty-two years, I understand what fast-paced, deadline-driven work is all about. I gained an immeasurable aptitude for precise and exact terminology normally reserved only for subject matter experts. And that passion has never drifted.

If attention-to-detail, personal service, and excellence are important to your enterprise or your literary creation, you've found your copy editor and proofreader.

If you want someone who is accessible, professional, and responsive, you've found your copy editor and proofreader.

Once you speak with me, you will quickly enjoy the peace of mind of knowing you've finally found the perfect fit—with a little southern twang to boot!

Thank you again for stopping in. I look forward to working with you!

Cac the Proofreader

Services

Copy Editing & Proofreading

I enjoy working on nonfiction, self-help, memoirs, and business books.

The following is what is being checked and cleaned up:

basic formattinggrammarpunctuationspelling and capitalizationword usage and tensesyntaxall other copy editing and proofreading-related tasksCMOS trained


Testimonials

"Cac was a fantastic copy-editor! Her communication throughout our engagement was reliable, quick, and detailed. One part of her service that really stood out to us was her two-round pass. We loved that we were able to look over her review before she considered it final, it’s unique and just shows her commitment to customer service! Not only did she do an incredible job with her review, she also went out of her way to assist us with other needs in the book writing process such as helping us find a wonderful proof editor as well. If you are looking for a copy-editor for a business book, definitely give Cac a call, you won’t be disappointed!"

Inclusalytics Team

"I am a new author and when selecting an editor for my book I had very specific requirements and Cathy (CAC) was the perfect fit not just for me but also for my specific book and it's topics. During the process of editing Cathy went above and beyond to make sure that our communication was always pleasant and timely. She was very patient with me as well as educational. She did an exceptional job consulting me on what my best options were for my writing style and at the same time ensuring my book and it's content conformed with industry standards and would be easily consumable by my targeted audience. I can not emphasize enough how awesome it was to work with her through this lengthy process; she made a world of difference in the ultimate outcome of my book. Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou!!!!

Bobby Shanks, Author of Undateable

"Wow! Cathy does an incredible job. Her eye to detail is spot on and picked up things there were hidden so subtly, I would never had found them myself. I love that she also sheds some guidance on inconsistencies throughout the story and her communication about this is clear and supportive. She is so easy to work with, chat with and adaptable to any circumstance. I am from Australia, and her ability to edit in Australian lingo/British English, is amazing. I love her commitment to learning and taking on such a lengthy process. Absolutely recommend her 100%, and if I can find another story in me, there will be no hesitation in contacting her again. Thank you Cathy!"

K. Cameron, Author of A Letter for Rosie

Cathy Stiner

"Cac the proofreader is the real deal. Not only does she thoroughly catch all those mistakes and inconsistencies I somehow missed in every draft, but she's very fast at it without losing quality! Add to that her attentiveness to regularly communicate her progress and her genuine enthusiasm for my manuscript along the way, and I'm beyond satisfied with her arsenal of skills. I'll definitely turn to her for my future proofreading needs. I can't recommend her services enough!"

M. H. Woodscourt, Author of Crownless

Cathy Stiner

"Cac Stiner has a passion for proofreading and editing matched only by her work ethic and commitment to excellence. Cac never settles for good enough and works tirelessly for perfection. As a publisher and writer who has worked with her in both capacities, she's a star.
Whatever your writing needs, Cac Stiner will deliver.that it was exactly what I was looking for. I have no doubt I will use her again in the future and feel confident enough to recommend her."

Dominick Domasky, Author of My Name is Sharon

Cathy Stiner

"Having known Cac for several years, I didn't know she was a professional proofreader until a mutual friend recommended her. When I sent her my manuscript, I didn't know what to expect and what I can say with confidence is Cac exceeded my expectations. She returned my manuscript after the first reading with so many corrections, I had no idea.
Once I went through it and sent it back and then got the second and final copy returned, it sounded as I hoped it would. It read so smoothly that it was exactly what I was looking for. I have no doubt I will use her again in the future and feel confident enough to recommend her."

Dr. Mitchell Kershner ND Naturopathic Doctor, Author, Professional Speaker

Cathy Stiner

"Cathy Stiner otherwise known as Cac the Proofreader edited my book, I Am The One. She was given the very difficult task of correcting another editor’s vast mistakes and bringing my book back to the glory I new it could be with the proper guidance. Boy did I get that guidance with Cac. Not only was Cathy patient and kind to me during a difficult process, but she also really put her whole heart into making my book the best it could be. I am so grateful to Cac the proofreader for her unwavering support and not giving up on me and my project."

Viki Zarkin, Author of I Am the One

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“Cac’s enthusiasm for her work is refreshing. Proofreading is grueling and her sense of humor and high energy make the process a pleasure. I’ve been writing for 20 years and Cac has been my go-to for every draft. She’s a great editing partner, fast and accountable.”

D. Brandon, Writer

"I have known Cac Stiner for several decades. She is a person upon whom you can rely in many areas of life. This recommendation is specifically for her work as a master proof-reader.

Cac is a great proof-reader. She recently handled a project for me with timeliness and excellence. I am completely satisfied with how she performed. Her rates for service are fair and she makes payment easy on the clients terms. She has “proofed” for me many times and she has always been my “go-to” expert in the areas of grammar, english and context for my writing.
I suggest you hire Cac for your project right now!"

Bill Esby, Writer & Real Estate Investor

"I recently asked Cac to read my manuscript, "The Algorithm Man-The Return of the A-Man." I thought it was ready for publication. I had an editor and several reviewers work on my document before Cathy. Cathy Stiner found several items that I had overlooked and offered me several suggestions for improvement to my style. The result is a product that I am proud to publish. Her help was invaluable. I can highly recommend Cathy Stiner at Cac the Proofreader."
J. Salvatore Domino, Writer

"Cathy has approached my request very professionally. She understood exactly the purpose of my script and delivered corrected document in promised timeframe. I will definitely hire Cathy again."

G. Kranz, Writer

"I wanted to share my experience with “Cac, the Proofreader.” As a writer, I am watchful in what I put down on paper. However, in my experience, Cac’s consistency, careful, and attentive eye not only keeps me on my toes but makes me a better writer because she challenges me. If you have never used Cac the Proofreader to edit your work, you are missing out on not only an opportunity to get to know one of the most uplifting people I have had the privilege of knowing but the best in the editing world!"

Donna Matlock, Writer

Cac the Proofreader

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