As a freelance editor, I provide developmental editing, substantive editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books.

Developmental Edit

I’ll read through the manuscript and write you an editorial letter highlighting areas, such as character development, plot, dialogue, etc. that could be improved as well as suggestions on how to improve them. I’ll also provide comments within the manuscript.

“Highest recommendation. Carolina is thorough, skilled, extremely helpful—helped transform my work and, after seeing her samples, picked her above six others. Glad I did. I will absolutely work with her again without hesitation. She’s an editor for life.”

author ALfred eaker
Developmental edit and line edit client

Line Editing

I’ll suggest edits on the style, creative content, and language of your manuscript at a paragraph and sentence level.

Copy Editing

I’ll copy edit your manuscript for internal consistency and correct errors in spelling, grammar, and writing mechanics. I will include a style sheet.


I’ll edit your manuscript for technical errors, such as missing punctuation marks, incorrect spelling, and typos.

“Carolina exceeded our high expectations. Her work was thorough and on time. She gave good value for the money and was a pleasure to work with.”

Shirley baker, former vice chancellor of washington university
memoir proofreading client

Print Book Design

I have experience in print book design in InDesign for authors who are self-publishing. I have created book layouts for self-published authors and literary magazines for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Social Media Services for Authors

I also provide social media services for authors. I’m experienced in connecting readers and authors through social media.

I can help you optimize your social media profiles by updating your photos, bio, and links so that when readers find you, they know what you write and how to buy your book.

I can also help you engage your audience of readers over weeks or months by writing and creating content, scheduling it to post to your accounts, and engaging your audience members on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“I have a 20-year-old genius running my social media and I’m happy to leave that to her.”

author Erica obey
social media marketing client

Content Marketing Work

In addition to book publishing projects and working with authors, I also freelance edit content marketing materials for organizations and companies. I edit blog posts, online articles, e-books, whitepapers, social media posts and more.

“Significantly improved the quality and consistency of the copy on our website and blog posts while also completing tasks ahead of deadlines each time.”

jackson S.
content marketing client

“We hired Carolina VonKampen last April to organize outreach and marketing for the school. She has done everything that we wanted and more. In the last 7 months, she has launched school Twitter and Instagram accounts, and increased the number of overall impressions on our school Facebook page. We have had positive feedback from our social media followers. If you need someone to manage social media and websites or to create and edit content, I highly recommend Carolina VonKampen.”

Jean Carnoali, Hampton Lutheran School Administrator
Content marketing client

Professional Editorial Training

I completed the University of Chicago’s editing certificate program, and I have a BA in English and history. I am a member of ACES: The Society for Editing, Professional Editors Network, St. Louis Publishers Association, and Editorial Freelancers Association.

I have worked with both publishers and self-published authors. I am most familiar with Chicago Manual of Style and AP style.

Let’s Talk!

Visit my editorial portfolio to see a selection of the projects I’ve edited and designed, and check out my social media experiences page to see my social media projects with authors and publishers. My complete work history is available on LinkedIn.

Please contact me to discuss your project and rates.