Welcome to The Swift Fox Editing & Proofreading Services. My name is Ricci Fox and I help writers get published. Furthermore, I ensure that each word, sentence, paragraph and page will allow readers to lose themselves in clear, concise and grammatically correct prose.
Please take a moment to read more about my life - both personally and professionally in, "My Story" found below.
I am not going to lie. I do not have a lifetime of literary experiences to share with you. As a young girl, I never dreamed of becoming an editor someday. I do not have boundless education relating to the literary world. Editing is a new-found passion for me, and as it turns out, I'm good at it.
Really good, actually.
I completed the Professional Editing Certification Program at the Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta with an overall average of 95%. I had clearly found my calling.
Prior to taking the editing program, I was a stay-at-home mom for 15 years. My kids were no longer dependent on me for everything, so it was time for me to be me. I searched for months to find something that would prove to be meaningful and enjoyable while allowing me to work from home. Eventually, I stumbled upon the freelance editing profession. It didn't take long for me to realize this was what I needed to do. Within hours I signed up for Mount Royal's editing program - and the rest is history! It was the best decision I have ever made. When I edit, I actually have a bit of adrenaline coursing through my veins! I kid you not. Once I complete a project, I feel proud of a job well done - while hungry for the next project to come my way!
My strengths as an editor are:
I slash redundancy. Writers ... please do not let that scare you away! I will always maintain your true voice and protect the story that you want to share with the world.
I work hard and steadfast. I will work tirelessly in order to meet deadlines. Deadlines are everything.
Although I prefer to focus on stylistic editing and proofreading, I can also perform fact - checking, structural editing and copyedits. Please see my Services Page for more details.
I believe that collaborating with writers requires strong communication skills in order to build solid long-term relationships.
Please feel free to reach out to me for your editing needs, request a sample edit, or to get a quote.
The Swift Fox
Editing and Proofreading Services