Creativity and Proofreading

It’s true. Creativity can be derailed if a writer has to worry about spelling and punctuation. Alleviate your worries about producing a grammatically correct manuscript bereft of typos so you can focus on telling your story. I have mastered the fine art of professional proofreading and copy editing for the purpose of collaboratively working with indie authors to prepare their final manuscripts for publication. One author has described me as having an “eagle eye.” Another author was amazed at the errors I found in his manuscript, especially since it had already been reviewed by three different editors before he sent it to me. I have made it my goal to support writers in their quest for a No. 1 bestseller. I revel in my clients’ success. If you offer me the opportunity, you can trust me to keep your manuscript confidential up to the date of publication and beyond. I guarantee a quick turnaround from the date of receipt of a manuscript. You, as the author, will always have the final say in accepting or rejecting suggested edits to ensure the integrity of your manuscript.

Reasonable Rates. High quality work.



Joy Lorton is a professional proofreader and copy editor a/k/a Typo-Detective based in Washington State. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude degree from the University of Washington by attending classes four nights a week for three consecutive years while she was a full-time legal assistant and single mother of a teenager, a testament to her enduring pursuit of learning.

During her 30+-year career in the legal field, Joy developed a fine eye for details as the last line of defense for thousands of legal documents. It’s no accident that her favorite genre to read is the legal thriller, but she has edited novels and shorter works in the historical, fantasy, non-fiction, romance and mystery genres.

In 2010, Joy retired and moved to Olympia, the capital of Washington. Now that she’s retired, she finally has the time to use her proofreading and copy editing skills to collaborate with authors of ebooks while doing what she’s always loved to do most – read!  She’s also writing her memoir.

You can reach Joy on her Facebook page or by email at