Who am I?

Freelance Copy Editor & Proofreader

Carmen Ganser, M.A. – CopyWoman

I provide copy refreshing, editing, and proofreading services on documents, websites, marketing collateral, training materials, and media content for colleges and universities, institutes, B corps, small businesses, freelancers, nonprofits, NGOs, and people like you.

I have been writing, editing, and proofreading for 25 years, I taught middle and high school English language arts for nearly a decade, and I am a member of the San Diego Professional Editors Network (SD/PEN). I’ve been running CopyWoman for three years, and I love what I do!

Why Work with CopyWoman?

  • My biggest superpower is finding flaws and spotting anomalies.
  • I follow the five C’s: clear, correct, concise, comprehensive, and consistent.
  • I consider quality assurance, usability, and accessibility.
  • I ensure your project is diligently researched, kept confidential, and done by the deadline according to your specifications.
  • My communication channels are open, and you’ll find our experience working together positive and productive.
  • Like you, I am passionate about saving our beautiful planet Earth!

I work in Google Docs, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint for documents and decks; I use Adobe Reader for commenting on PDFs. For other applications or for website backend updating, let’s discuss options.

Contact me to get help today!

Companies I work with


Projects, retainer, and long-term consulting

rates & TERMS

My base hourly rate is $55.

Rate increases due to the difficulty or scope of the anticipated work or the project budget.

Project booking: 50% deposit may be required

Project delivery: 50% remaining due

Project quotes are an estimate, and the exact time spent on the project, including time spent on communication (emails, meetings, etc.), will be reflected on the final invoice.

A 25% surcharge is added to weekend and rush work.

Monthly retainer fee: $250 – 5 hours

Initial consultation: no charge

Contact me today for passionate and purposeful editing & proofreading services!

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