If you're here, you're considering hiring a copyeditor. That's terrific! Copyeditors can improve the grammatical accuracy, consistency, look, length, and flow of a document. They check usage (jive or jibe?), punctuation ('s or s'?), capitalization (president or President?), and much more. And whether it's existing copy or new, an editor can refine your message to enhance its readability.
I'm Trish Hawkins, sole proprietor at IndyEdits, and I offer proofreading and copyediting services to address the following:
Mechanical, grammatical, and usage errors.
Barriers to understanding, such as hidden subject/verb, jargon, passive voice, and wordiness.
Biased language, such as age, gender, and ability.
Logic and process gaps in instructional materials and on forms.
Poor sequencing or cross-references.
I edit using Microsoft Word’s Track Changes and communicate to authors through brief, actionable, and kind queries. I always prepare and use a style sheet. My preferred style guides are the Chicago Manual of Style or the Associated Press Stylebook. I can absolutely work with house style.
Click on the links below to see rates, samples of past work, or to get started! New clients get 10% off their first order!
Thank you for considering IndyEdits for your transcription needs! I know you have many fine options available to you for your project, so I’m grateful that you’re here. What makes Trish Hawkins, sole proprietor at IndyEdits, right for you?
Native English speaker.
Typing speed of 82 wpm with a 98% accuracy rate.
Certified by TranscribeAnywhere as a general transcriptionist in both audio- and video-to-text transcription.
B.A. in English from Ursinus College, with a certificate in copyediting from UC Berkeley Extension. (You have the benefit of a certified transcriptionist AND a certified proofreader.)
Comfortable with strict verbatim and standard verbatim.
Standard turnaround time is 2–4 business days. Time starts the moment that I receive your file. (I'll provide you with a Dropbox link to upload your file; I accept digital files only.) Your transcript is emailed back to you as a Microsoft Word document.
Content is backed up daily using an external drive and iCloud. No company nor personal information is ever shared with any other party. I'm happy to sign a non-disclosure agreement if asked.
For new clients, I’m happy to transcribe three minutes of your audio or video for free as a sample. New clients also get 10% off their first order!
Click the links below for rates or to get started!
- Blogs, FAQs, websites
- Sales and marketing materials
- Product instructions
- PowerPoint presentations
- Employee and technical manuals
- Standard operating procedures
- Training materials
- Quizzes, forms,
- Audio and video recordings
- Conference calls
- One-on-one interviews
- Focus groups
- How-to/instructional content
Hello! I'm Trish Hawkins, native English speaker, descriptivist, and sole proprietor of IndyEdits. I have a B.A. in English from Ursinus College, a certificate in copyediting from UC Berkeley Extension, and a certificate in general transcription from TranscribeAnywhere.
I work remotely from the Indianapolis area, so whether you're in the next town or there are five states between us, I welcome the chance to partner with you on your project!
B.A., English, Ursinus College
Certificate, General Transcription, TranscribeAnywhere
Plumbing/Kitchen & Bath Products
"Trish recently edited our company’s supplier guide. She researched previous versions, involved and gained consensus from stakeholders in all affected company departments, and brought the document into conformance with current business practices. For the first time since its creation almost twenty years ago, this critical supplier onboarding document has a consistent and professional style and clearly conveys our company’s intent in supplier management practices." Don C.
"We created a multi-colored program guide for an event at our high school and had Trish review it to make sure sponsor names were spelled correctly. She found a couple that we hadn't gotten right. Had it gone to print, we would have damaged the relationship with those sponsors." Jenny S.
"Trish edited my application essays to several pharmacy schools. She provided useful feedback to help me appropriately answer the prompts, while also correcting grammar errors. Thanks to Trish, I was accepted to all the schools to which I applied." Kayla E.
"Trish was a key asset to our web development team throughout our website (www.deltafaucet.com) redesign and launch project earlier in 2016. She aided in entering content into Delta Faucet's new Content Management System and copyedited and proofread all content on the website. She made the process smooth and quick. Thanks to her skillful eye, the new website went live without content errors. In addition to being a valuable team member, Trish is one of the kindest people I've had the pleasure of working with. She continually goes beyond the call of duty to help in any way possible. I hope to continue working with Trish on future projects and you should too!" Jake F.
"Trish reviewed my resume and fixed misspellings and sentences that didn't flow well. These were things that I hadn't noticed before, even though I had gone over my resume several times and thought it was perfect. I couldn't believe that I'd missed these things!" Maddie R.
Let's chat about your proofreading, copyediting, or transcription needs. Fill out the form below, and I'll respond to you within 24 hours. (My office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.) In the "Message" section, please include the type of project (personal or business) and your deadline. Thank you!