Copyediting & Proofreading       by Chelsey Burden

           Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing



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What I Edit

I am available to copy edit and/or proofread:

  • Articles (Academic and General)

  • Books (Fiction and Nonfiction)

  • Marketing Materials 

  • Essays

Have a question? Feel free to message me.


How I Help You

I go beyond correcting grammar, punctuation, inconsistencies, syntax, citations, and spelling.

In addition:

  • I will find the best possible way to make every sentence flow, strike, and resonate. 

  • I am highly sensitive to understanding and honoring your unique voice and vision.

  • I am a compassionate editor who will root for you and answer all your questions.

  • I will alert you to anything that may be misconstrued, unknowingly offensive, or confusingly phrased for your target audience. 


What to Expect

  • You can email or use the Contact Form to send me a short description of your project (copy editing vs proofreading, word count, and your deadline.) I'll respond within five business days.

  • After we discuss your goals, I'll give you a free sample edit and price estimate. My rates are based on the EFA rate ranges.

  • We'll agree to a timeline, and I'll send you edits through Microsoft Word Track Changes or Google Docs Suggested Edits depending on your preference. 

  • You will have a polished, publishable piece that represents you and your message in the best possible light. 


A Bit About Me

Hi! My name is Chelsey Burden. I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader. I can work with you remotely from the comfort of your home anywhere!


  • Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing

  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology

  • Bachelor of Science in Women's and Gender Studies

  • Coursework in Journalism and Communications


Gazing Grain Press, The Ploughshares Blog, 3Elements Review, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Arizona’s Best Emerging Poets, Curios, Contemporary Ghazals, Pattern Recognition, Literary Mama, Flash Fiction Magazine, Entropy Magazine, White Stag, The Telepoem Booth, and The Narrow Chimney Anthology.

Having worked as both an editor and a published writer (here's my portfolio), I value compassion, accessibility, and quality during the creative process. My goal is to help sculpt your ideas into a powerful, publishable final product, translating the vision in your mind to the pages in your readers' hands. 

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Featured Editing Projects

Contact Me

Get a FREE consultation, sample edit, and price estimate. 

Just fill out the contact form and tell me about your project.

I'll get back to you within five business days. 


Looking forward to working with you,

Chelsey Burden

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