Deborah Natelson

Deborah Natelson

Writer and Editor

Colorado Springs, United States



What's the difference

Over the past seven years, I have done freelance editing of short stories, novels, essays, dissertations, theses, letters, job applications, sermons, and science manuals for professional and nonprofessional writers, academics and non-academics, native and non-native English speakers, and writers of both US and UK English. I am familiar with standard editing marks, track changes, APA style and the Chicago Manual of Style. I have taken several courses in linguistics and have an exceptional knowled…


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Work History & Feedback

Creative writing and editing for novel

Fixed Price $350
“Great job. Thank you.”


Proof reading novel - 80k words

Fixed Price $500
“Deb was fantastic, i will get her to edit any similar projects i have. I think she did very well in fiction and helped out with a few words i had incorrect for the genre.”



Fixed Price $333
“Fantastic job. Easy to work with. Pretty fast and very thorough. Highly recommended. Extremely professional and talented at line edited. She can match your voice to make the transition between your voice and the her edits are seemless.”


Fiction Editor for my First Comedic Novel

Fixed Price $1,150
“I can say wthout reservation working with Deborah is a delight. She is extremely professional and punctual.”


Proofread my novel

Fixed Price $125
“Deborah gave my novel a careful and thoughtful reading, and she made many suggestions for improving it. She also caught errors overlooked by other editors. I would highly recommend her as a critic and proofreader.”


Copy-editing/proofreading for a book manuscript

32 hrs @ $27.78/hr
Earned $884
“What can I say about Deborah? She took a first-time author's manuscript, and helped transform it into something that is truly special to me. Not only were all of her changes/comments spot on (and things that I would have never thought of on my own), but she is also funny to boot! I knew she was perfect for the job when I hired her, and I'm even more certain of it now. Will definitely use her in the future!”


Tests Taken
Name Percentile Score

English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)


English Spelling Test (UK Version)


English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)


English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)


U.S. English Basic Skills Test


U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)


U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test


U.S. Word Usage Test