Editing Services

Manuscript Editing

I absolutely love helping a writer polish his or her work to a beautiful sheen. I don’t want to change your voice—I want to make it shine. Edits will be done using Microsoft Word Track Changes. You will have the ability to review all changes before accepting or rejecting my suggestions. I’ll be looking for improvements in content flow, grammar, and usage. And I’ll be looking for what works beautifully—and will make sure to express that to you, as well!

As a writer, I know it can be nerve-wracking to have someone looking at your work with a critical eye. I view an editor’s role as a means of being of service to a writer. I approach editing with compassion, and set out to nurture your story, helping your voice rise up from the page the way you intended.

Focus on Chicago Manual of Style.

Clinical/Healthcare Editorial Services

I edit clinical and healthcare content, geared toward healthcare professionals, as well as laypeople.  Developmental and line editing for academic journals, continuing education courses for professionals, and educational healthcare content. Excel at condensing, editing, and organizing complex information into tight and clean copy that engages the reader. Easy and transparent communication with others on project team.

Well-versed in APA and AMA format and can adhere to specific institutional guidelines as necessary.


Have a polished manuscript that simply needs an eagle eye for those pesky errors? I will be looking for straightforward grammatical, capitalization, and punctuation errors; missing words, typos, etc. Proofreading fee is a flat rate per 250-word page. Email me to find out more about my rates and availability.

My Work Philosophy

I’m a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. I pride myself on quality work with efficient turnaround time. I’ve been told I’m a pleasure to work with. I’m easygoing, light on the ego, and get the job done. I view editing work as a collaborative and giving relationship.

Fees are based on the scope of the project. I can give an accurate estimate once I’ve assessed the level of editing required. For manuscripts, I will do a 1,000-word free pass. This will give you an idea of my style and whether or not you think I would be a good fit, and allows me to arrive at an accurate quote. You can find helpful market standards, published by the Editorial Freelancers Association, here.

Please contact me at meagh.okeeffe [at] gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!