Siobhan Gallagher founded Your Best Editor to provide independent line and copy editing services to publishing houses and individual clients.
Siobhan edits everything from newsletters to blog posts, short stories and essays to full-length fiction. A member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and American Copy Editors Society (ACES), she has earned The Poynter Institute’s ACES Certificate in Editing. She is confident in areas where some editors struggle: nonfiction manuscripts, doctoral theses and academic research for publication. She also possesses considerable experience critiquing student essays for application into the world’s top graduate school programs.
Siobhan tailors her services according to your needs. If you aren’t sure what services would benefit your project most, or are new to the editing process, she can discuss it in detail before you make any decisions. Siobhan considers an important part of her job to be to ensure you’re comfortable moving forward.
Siobhan works as closely or independently as you prefer. She typically works by the hour, but can also work by the page or project, depending on what’s needed. To help you achieve the best value, she will review your draft first—without obligation—so that she can provide as accurate an estimate as possible.