As an avid reader, it bothers me when I buy a book and find it peppered with mistakes. Nothing takes the fun out of reading faster than careless editing. I know that everybody makes mistakes; it can't be avoided. But so many mistakes or inconsistencies in the story line can be caught easily by a professional proofreader or copy editor.
In 2017, I was a beta reader for the first time. That wonderful experience, and the knowledge that I had a small impact in the creation of a new book, planted the seed to turn my love for books into a profession. And in 2018, I founded Annette's Blue Pencil, my freelance editing business.
Since then, several best-selling authors have trusted me with their manuscripts. Whether I'm only giving it a thorough read-through before it is ready to be uploaded on Amazon, or I'm involved throughout the writing process, my services are tailored to the author's needs.