Nicole is nothing short of a life saver. Time and time again, she’s proven to be thorough and professional. She has both a sharp eye and a respect for style that I’ve always appreciated. I can’t imagine putting out a book without her.

-Adrienne Bell (Author of The Sinner Saints series)



I truly thought my indy novella was in great shape for release. I had thirty books and five years in the industry under my belt. I’d gotten a bang up cover artist, a wonderful editor and a fabulous copy editor. Turned out, it wasn’t enough. Just like in traditional publishing, things slip through the cracks. Then I hired Nicole. She caught typos, grammar issues, formatting snafus, and even a continuity problem. Without her keen eye, I would’ve put out a product that wasn’t ready for my readers eyes, and I would’ve regretted it. My advice? Write a great book, get an editor, and then? Hire Nicole!

– USA Today Bestselling Author, Christine Bell


“I honestly can’t say enough about my experience with Nicole Bailey as my main editor. She’s professional and knows her craft well, but for me as a prolific (and at times scatterbrained) writer, her ability to keep up with my schedule and move as efficiently and effectively as she does – blows me out of the water. I’ll be working with Nicole  until she kicks me out and would recommend her to anyone and everyone. She’s a necessary element of my writing process and I’m beyond blessed to have been introduced to her.”

-Laurie Starkey (LA Starkey, Ali Parker & Kate Thomas)

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Looking for a reliable editor with a quick turnaround and impeccable accuracy? Well, look no further! Nicole at Proof Before You Publish is exactly who you’ve been looking for! Kind and courteous, accommodating and flexible, Nicole will proof your words to perfection! Contact her today!  -Anne Mercier



I initially chose Nicole to be my editor and join me on this journey of creativity when she so kindly and diligently responded to my email. Being a debut author I was terrified of the editing process, but Nicole was brilliant! She eased my worries with professionalism to the highest standards and yet held my hand along the way. Nicole’s turnaround time is lightning fast and her communication is instant. I am so blessed that I found her and am truly honored that she agreed to work with me bringing her expertise to the table.

-Kimberly Blalock
Author of His Angel

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