Coryl Reef Services

freelance writer, editor, artist


I am currently available for freelance services! I am booking from February 2018 onwards until the end of 2018 for all kinds of projects.

CV & Resume on Google Drive Word doc PDF

The "contact" links direct you to my Twitter profile while my website is being renovated. You can also contact me through email: CORYL at EDITORS.CA

Editing: substantive editing, copy & line editing, proofreading
Design: interior formatting, book covers, social media imagery
Misc.: Spanish/English translation, transcription, sensitivity reads


Earliest Opening:
Feb 2018

As an editor, I strive to enhance the best parts about your project. I boast thorough feedback and a quick turnaround rate. I utilise Microsoft Word, Google docs, and additional communication apps in order to meet your needs and provide clear critique. You can mix and match editing packages if you have multiple projects or would like my assistance on multiple levels for your manuscript. Contact me for a sample 3 – 5 page edit, free of charge, so you get a feel for my style!

My services are available in the genres and formats listed below.


  • memoir
  • creative non-fiction
  • cookbooks)
  • essays
  • dissertations
  • research papers
  • poetry and poetry collections of various forms


  • Young Adult and New Adult literature
  • literary fiction
  • LGBTQA fiction
  • speculative fiction
  • cross-genre fiction
  • short story
  • novella
  • paranormal fantasy
  • urban fantasy
  • high fantasy
  • contemporary fantasy
  • steampunk
  • dieselpunk
  • cyberpunk
  • dystopia

This is not an exhaustive or exclusive list! Contact me if you have a project outside the outlined genres, and we’ll see if I am a good fit for you and your work.

Substantive Editing

Substantive edits are similar to revisions. I provide commentary and feedback on plot, character, theme, structure, worldbuilding, pacing, dialogue, and more.

  • At least 4 weeks dedicated to your manuscript
  • 2 or more rounds of edits and feedback
  • Editorial letter included in a document separate from your manuscript

Copy & Line Editing

I aim to showcase the writer’s unique style and structure while adhering to grammatical norms (AKA rules!) and formats.

  • Grammatical, spelling, and punctuation consistency
  • Factual consistency (real world facts as well as fictional world facts/consistency)
  • Line edits for sentence structure and style


I comb through your writing to check for and correct errors in standard forms, such as spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

  • Grammar checking (verb tense, subject-verb agreement, etc.)
  • Spelling errors and correction
  • Punctuation and typo correction
  • No commentary on content, story, structure, character, etc.
2.00/250 words
1.50/250 words
1.00/250 words


Earliest Opening:
Feb 2018

Using the Adobe suite (Photoshop & InDesign), I am available for various design services for your book projects, from book covers to visual marketing materials. These services require a free project consultation to see if we're a good fit!

My website is being renovated and my portfolio is unavailable to the public. If you're interested in seeing my design work, please get in touch with me and I can provide samples from clients and my own book!

Formatting & Interior Layout

Available in print & Kindle eBook formats. I require a minimum project size of 5 pages. eBook files are created using HTML and CSS, and then exported to Kindle.

  • Fiction: 5.00/2,000 words
    (approx. 5 pages)
  • Poetry: 5.00/150 lines
    (approx. 5 pages)
  • Additional fee for the creation of interior imagery, glyphs, etc.
  • Black & white only

Book Cover Design & Layout

For the design I use stock imagery or illustrations to create a book cover for your story.

For the layout, I use art provided by the client to make a full-cover PDF.

  • Imagery and fonts sourced from my resources
  • Online cross-checking for unique cover design
  • Typography for book blurb, summary, author bio, title, etc.

Social Media Promotional Imagery

Using your cover artwork, I can create promotional imagery for your social media use. This service is included in book cover design packages and is available for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

  • 1 Facebook & Twitter header image
  • 4 unique post images
  • Additional imagery can be added for 3.00/image
50.00+ (layout) | 75.00+ (design)


Earliest Opening:
Feb 2018

My skills extend outside of book design and editing! I have a university background in Spanish language and second language acquisition, so I can ensure accurate, contextually aware translation of Spanish text to English. I type over 100WPM and focus on accuracy for transcription.

I am open to these services year-round, so please do not hesitate to contact me for transcription, translation, or sensitivity reads even if I am unavailable for other projects.


I can transcribe a variety of audio, including material from persons with non-English accents at no additional charge.

  • Clear typography and formatting in a Word document
  • 30 minutes or less: 0.75/minute
  • 30 to 60 minutes: 1.00/minute
  • 60 minutes or more: 1.25/minute

Translation, Spanish to English

I've been studying and speaking Spanish as a second language since 2010, along with a university education in the language.

  • Written translation only
  • Limit of 10,000 words
  • Available for fiction, non-fiction, and academic writing
  • A great option for student papers!

Sensitivity Reading

I can provide a single read-through to provide critique on aspects of representation for any of the experiences listed below. I can only read for white characters.

  • pansexuality
  • aromantic spectrum
  • gender non-conformity
  • bipolar II disorder
  • fat femme existence
  • C-PTSD
  • abuse
1.50/250 words
1.50/250 words

Terms of Service

Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices are current as of February 2018. Price changes do not affect current contracts. Payments are accepted through PayPal in Canadian or United States dollars—currency conversions can be negotiated individually.

I write contracts in plain English for individual project agreements, terms, prices, invoices, etc. These contracts are done via email.

"Page" refers to a digital document typed in 12 point Times New Roman font and sized to 8.5 x 11 inches.

Prices are calculated using a word count rounded to the nearest 500.

I am extremely flexible regarding budgets and tight financial situations for any reason, but particularly struggles due to disability, poverty, and other marginalisations. However, I am unable to work for free.

I reserve the right to refuse projects due to sexism, racism, transphobia, ableism, or additional reasons without disclosure.