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Editing services

As an editor and proofreader with more than 25 years experience and a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri Columbia School of Journalism, I can help clients obtain the highest level of workmanship, taking their stories and manuscripts to the next level. I can review manuscripts and stories at both macro and micro levels, ranging from manuscript assessment and developmental assessment to line editing to copyediting and proofreading.


Client Accolades

Barbara is thorough, professional, timely, and an absolute joy to work with!  

     —Christopher V.

I have only positive things to say about Barbara. She was very thorough and worked with the chapters sent in two batches and not in order. The most positive compliment I can give is that I would hire her again in a heartbeat. She was quick and very helpful, making suggestions and changes that I will use without a doubt.

     —Nancie A.

I cannot recommend Barbara enough. My manuscript is now considerably tightened and polished, something that I could not of done myself. I have learnt so much through working with Barbara. Quick turnaround and lot of suggestions on how to make my book look more professional.

     Linda N.

Barbara Kennedy’s expert editing skills were invaluable to me as a first-time author. 
Barbara’s focus and dedication to the task at hand as well as her constant communication all during our collaboration enabled my two-yearlong book project to finally cross the finish line. Thank you so very much Barbara for a job well done!

     —Todd S.

Working with Barbara was a wonderful experience; she gave me concrete, useful and kind feedback. I highly recommend her.

     —Elizabeth M.

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