Merritt Edits


Christian Content

"It was honestly a pleasure to work with Michelle on proofreading my book. I had been worried about the proofreading process since the people I had previously contacted were expensive and tried to sell me more than I wanted, but Michelle was able to perfectly address my needs. She was able to start work almost immediately, had an affordable rate, was clear about expectations up front, and gave a good turnaround time. But what mattered the most to me was that she was able to understand the vision I had for my story and preserve it, even when what I wanted differed from the industry standard. I am very grateful for her help and look forward to working with her in the future."

-Quinn Minnich, Author of the Emerald Trilogy

Plan of Action

Schedule your free discovery call.

Discovery Call

This is where we discuss your project and the extent of the proofreading you want.

Create a customized plan for proofreading

Customized Plan

Together we will talk timeline, scope of work, and cost.

Receive your completed manuscript/work.

Completed Work

You will review changes and queries, and get one final read through from me.


Proofreading is the final piece to the editing process. It comes after copy editing, and typically after formatting.

The primary goal is to eliminate as many errors as possible, so that your reader is not distracted. Proofreading is a check for:

  • spelling

  • grammar

  • punctuation

  • text formatting (e.g. do all the chapter titles follow the same format)

  • tables, graphs, illustrations, art work consistency with the text

Michelle did a superb job of editing my book in such a short period of time. I was really impressed with her skillfulness and finesse in articulating every area of editing. She definitely took my manuscript to another level. I am still beside myself knowing that I actually gave birth to my book that had been pending for close to three years.”

-Marjorie McAllister, Evangelist



Pricing is per project and based on approximately 1 cent per word.


Contact me for your customized estimate.



Pricing is per project and based on word/page count & complexity.


Contact me for your customized estimate.

Children's Books


$50 flat fee for up to 15 pages of text and pictures. $1/page for each additional page.


Contact me for your customized estimate.

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Recent Work

Children's Books

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  • Poynter ACES Certificate in Copy Editing

  • Edit Republic Certificate in Proofreading and Copy Editing


  • Editing Children’s Books

  • Editing Young Adult Fiction

  • Editing Devotionals

  • Editing Memoir

  • Copy Editing Fiction 101


Hi! My name is Michelle and I am the lady behind Merritt Edits. I am married with three boy children. We live on two and half acres in Northern Nevada and homeschool the boys.

Thanks for checking out my site. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Michelle Merritt


  • The Christian PEN
  • The Society for Editing
The Society for Editing (ACES)