Jess Barnett & Julia Perch

Copy Editors, Proofreaders, and Fact Checkers

Jess and Julia provide their clients with clean, accurate text that is pleasing to read and sensible. Together, we have more than 30 years of experience, and we pride ourselves on clear
communication, efficiency, and accuracy.

I provide the following levels of editing and services:


This is the most in-depth type of editing, involving reading for punctuation, grammatical, and spelling errors as well as meaning and rewriting when necessary. We also check for cross-references within the text and verify that the references in a reference list are correctly formatted. We are proficient in the following styles: Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), Modern Language Association (MLA), Associated Press (AP), American Psychological Association
(APA), and American Medical Association (AMA).


This type of editing is less in depth but just as important. We mainly read for punctuation,
grammatical, and spelling errors.

Line editing

This involves reading one text against another, word by word and line by line, for accuracy.

Microsoft Word formatting

Together, we have years of expertise in creating and editing Microsoft Word files and Adobe


Fact-checking involves verifying facts in a document or presentation by checking the text against sources provided by the author.


Jess and Julia both have experience with editing content written by non-native English speakers, priding ourselves on ensuring that tone and meaning are accurately portrayed.


Jess has several years of experience working with EndNote and, if provided with credentials for
license usage, would be able to insert and format references using EndNote. Julia and Jess
both have several years of experience using PubMed to verify and accurately cite references.

Testimonials from people
I've worked with.

Clean, quick, accurate

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