ACE Freelance editorial services for businesses, authors and writers: copyediting, proofreading, manuscript evaluations, writing revisions
Freelance Editorial Services ACE Anytime Copyediting Expertise

Write like a pro!   
Say what you mean!
Get the results you want and need!
A published document is always
a rewritten document.  













































































































Professional writing and editing services as close and convenient as your computer.
Author Services  Copyediting  Proofreading  Copywriting  Manuscript Evaluation  Critiques  Revisions  
Ghostwriting  Writing Resources  Writing Reference Links

The Finest . . .

  • Any type written document, on any subject, however simple or technical,
    copyedited, revised or evaluated carefully, expertly.

  • Ghostwritten blogs, articles, press releases, nonfiction books and several genres of fiction
    using your outlines.

  • Reasonable rates.  Professional quality.  Timely service.  Guaranteed satisfaction. 
    Assured confidentiality.  Reliable experience.   

By the job.  By the hour.  By the day.  Whatever.
Look at your work.  Look at mine.  Then call. 

World-class expertise. Broad long-time experience.
Copy Editor, Proofreader, Ghostwriter and Copywriter

Copyediting, Proofreading, Manuscript Evaluations, Revisions:

  • Authors, agents, publishers:  articles, fiction (all types, no pure porn), nonfiction (all types and subjects), short stories, query letters, cover letters, essays, memoirs, biographies and autobiographies, e-books, book proposals, blogs, document critiques (evaluations). . . and more  (Sorry, I no longer copyedit theses, dissertations, or term papers for students or graduate students.)

  • Business documents:  advertising copy, blogs, marketing letters, mission statements, press releases, procedures manuals, employee handbooks, white papers, website text, rewriting in plain English, company newsletter articles, articles for publication in magazines, personal letters, employee evaluations or tributes . . . and more.

  • Medical documents:  articles, presentations, marketing letters (dentists, and private practitioners), newsletters, books for laymen to establish a national presence in your expertise, website articles and rewriting of text . . . and more.

  • Legal documents:  articles, presentations, speeches, contracts, newsletters, website articles and text, books for laymen or eBooks . . . and more.

  • Personal:  business letters, life stories, memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, website text, blogs  . . . and more.

Copywriting and Ghostwriting Services:

  • Letters of all types, recommendations or commendations

  • Personal and business reports, book synopses, query and cover letters for books I have edited

  • Brochures, marketing letters or postcards, media articles, employee evaluations, website text, ghostwritten articles for publication, and much more

  • Customized written gifts (designer wedding vows, custom letters or poems for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, special anniversaries, coworker or family birthdays)

  • Ghostwriting of fiction (any genre but porn) and nonfiction (memoirs, how-to and self-help books, eBooks, and books to establish a foothold or national presence for your expertise).

Word processors can be responsible for producing a good deal of flabby writing.  The words come out of you like toothpaste sometimes.  There's no shortage of sheer wordage in America; more sentences are not what this country needs.  —Garrison Keillor

Reasons you could use a freelance copy editor, copywriter or ghostwriter . . .

    In the business world:

  • A full-time staff copy editor doesn't exist in your company; current staff members lack the required skills and the necessary time to edit . . . and time means money!

  • Well-written and concise documents will be read!

  • Written documents reflect the image and intentions of your company and its personnel, and representing quality products and services through professionally produced company documents means increased profits!

  • A tarnished reputation - resulting from sloppily written documents - costs your company in repeat customers and respect.

  • Great documents aren't just written . . . they're rewritten!

Specific information for business writers:  BUSINESS

    In the publishing world:

  • Editors and publishers want properly formatted, clean copy.

  • Fierce competition demands expertise in writing mechanics..

  • An agent is not a copy editor or proofreader!

  • An objective, experienced copy editor pays attention to details.

  • Documents riddled with grammatical and punctuation errors will not be read.

  • All publishable documents have been critically edited and meaningfully revised!

Specific information for authors, agents, editors:  AUTHORS    AGENTS/EDITORS

   In your personal writing world:

  • You want to express yourself effectively and confidently in letters of resignation or acceptance or complaint.

  • You want to provide tactful advice, sincere sympathy or appreciation, enthusiastic congratulations, or grateful thanks with clarity and simplicity.

  • You want to write forcefully, without being offensive or too assertive.

  • You want to change your writing style and tone to be either casual or formal, depending on your writing purpose.

  • You want to write a memorable birthday or anniversary letter or poem for a special person or occasion.

Specific information for personal editing needs:  PERSONAL

  Testimonials like this one:

"Nancy Johanson is one of the most creative and dedicated communications professionals that I have ever had the opportunity to work with.  While I was the CEO of a medical information company, Nancy was my "right hand partner" in formulating communications with our customers and business partners . . . a very challenging task, in light of the esoteric terminology involved in a fashion that grabs the reader's attention and effectively engages them in the content.   This comes from both her considerable depth of creative talent and her empathy for people and concern that they receive the very best of her efforts.  Nancy's attention to detail and commitment to meeting deadlines are also  valuable assets.  I highly recommend her as a top level professional."   Mark Collins, Vice President, Korn/Ferry International

Let’s build a partnership for success.        

ACE produces final written products that are better than they have to be.


Payment for services can be made in a variety of ways. While I prefer a personal check or bank draft, the easiest is through a transfer of payment to my PayPal account via a debit or credit card. Please see my

  Pricing Guide.  Credit Card logos


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  At any time during the project, if either of us decide our relationship or expectations differ from those assumed during the initial contact, either one of us or both may cancel the project, AFTER payment has been made for work completed. All copyediting or copywriting is fulfilled to the best of my ability and according to the standards set by the Editorial Freelancers Association.

Johanson Consulting as ACE
Nancy O. Johanson, Freelance Copy Editor, Copywriter and Ghostwriter
108A Ruelle Lane, San Antonio, TX 78209
Business Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST


Every writer needs an objective copy editor.  

A good style should show no sign of effort.  What is written should
seem like a happy accident.
  —W. Somerset Maugham         

Click on the category title as listed below for the specific copyediting, proofreading, manuscript evaluation, or revision services available for your written documents.   

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English has about 550,000 words, but only about 2,000 are used in speech.  And 400 to 450 make up about 65% of words used in most books!  —Gordon Dryden, coauthor of The Learning Revolution (The Learning Web) USA

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence. —Alice Walker

Newest Facts
  • U.S. businesses owned by minority women are growing at six times the rate of all private businesses. Center for Women's Business Research

  • Small businesses make up 97 percent of exporters and product 29 percent of all export value. SBA

  • Small businesses with employees start up at a rate of more than 500,000 each year. Small Business Association

  • Four years after startup, half of all small businesses with employees remain open. Small Business Association

  • Small businesses employ about half of all private sector workers. Small Business Association

  • Small businesses make up more than 90.7 percent of all employees. Small Business Association

  • The 22.9 million small businesses in the United States are located in virtually every neighborhood. SBA

  • More than 77 percent of employees consider performance reviews valuable. SBA

  • Women bring in half or more of the income in most households!

  • U.S. women constitute the number 3 market in the world; their collective buying power exceeds the whole Japanese economy!

  • American women purchase the majority of all groceries, retail purchases, healthcare, electronics, computers and 47 percent of investments!

  • As of 2012, the U.S. remains the world's largest manufacturer, representing a fifth of the global output. Of the world's 500 largest companies, 133 are headquartered in the United States, twice the total of any other country.

  • 78% of Americans used the Internet in 2011.

  • 22.5% of the population in China used the Internet in 2011.

  • 4.4% of the population in Japan used the Internet in 2011.

  • By the end of 2012 Q1,  the top 20 countries with the highest number of Internet users produced 75% of all world users; the rest of world produced only 25%.

  • Only 10% of the world population owns a computer.
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Revised: January 04, 2016.

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