My Story

What if your writing was free from errors and distractions so that your readers could really focus on the message you’re bringing to them?

That’s what I help you do!

When I’ve done my job, none of your readers will think about editors or proofreaders. Their reading experience will be seamless. On the other hand, if you don’t use a copyeditor or proofreader, when readers come across mistakes, they will think, “Where was the editor or proofreader? Did the writer not care enough to make sure his or her writing was polished?” Your readers should be thinking about you and your content, not about editors and proofreaders.

I’m Crystal A. Nevin, and I am a trained copyeditor and proofreader. I also have the lifelong pleasure of being called a grammar nerd and making my husband nervous about sending me text messages because he knows I’m privately criticizing his spelling. Grammar and spelling have always been something that just clicked for me, and errors just seem to jump off the page. I love to put those skills to use helping writers make their writing more perfect.

One of my favorite clients translates materials to English, but she’s not a native English speaker herself. Since the intention of the message in these documents is not always clear to me, she and I will sometimes go back and forth on a sentence or word choice to make sure it’s natural in English and is true to the message. I really enjoy that collaboration with writers – ensuring the writer’s message stays true while the errors and distractions are eliminated.

What do I do when I’m not copyediting, proofreading, or reviewing websites? I’m also a Certified Public Accountant (being detail-oriented works in the financial world too!), an avid reader and audiobook-listener, a serial half-marathoner, and a big fan of Disney’s movies and theme parks. I’ve been married to my soul mate since June 2001, and we love to travel the world, especially via cruises. We live near Atlanta, Georgia, and we have two cats, though I really consider myself to be a dog person.

I would love to help you make your writing look polished and professional. Are you ready to take that step? Contact me so we can get started!