I am Lori Price, and I have worked as an executive assistant in financial and consulting firms for over twenty years. The skills I acquired and honed translate well to editing: the ability to ably communicate, attention to detail, listening well to clients’ needs, and proficiency in writing and proofreading. I have always loved to read, so when I decided to leave the corporate world, starting an editing and proofreading business aligned with that passion, and Grammar Fanatic was born!
I received certifications from Edit Republic (previously known as Art of Proofreading) and Poynter ACES Certificate of Editing. I joined the Christian PEN (Proofreaders and Editors Network), a networking group of Christian editors. The PEN Institute is a division of the PEN, through which I continue to take courses to stay current with the industry and enhance my skills. A third division is its annual editing conference called PENCON, which I attend annually. The speakers are industry professionals offering knowledge and expertise. I am also a member of several professional editing associations.
My focus is on copyediting and proofreading to help you, the writer, polish your manuscript. I value good communication with a client, because it's important to me to understand an author’s heart so I can keep their voice paramount in my mind as I edit their work. A writer can face challenges I may not be aware of. Enjoying an open dialogue enables us to work together as partners in bringing their manuscript to completion so they will be proud of what they have written and feel it is the best it could be.
Besides reading and editing, I enjoy Bible study, writing, pickleball, sewing, baking, spending time with family and friends, working out, and drinking coffee (especially while reading!).
I'd be happy to have a discussion with you if you're ready for an editor to come alongside you to get your manuscript ready to publish! Please contact me on this site so we can schedule a time to talk.
Blessings to you!
“Lori Price is my go-to resource for proofreading because I know I can count on her grammatical skill and fanatical attention to detail, which is exactly what you would expect of a grammar fanatic. My author clients are well served by her professionalism, and she is a delight to work with. I recommend Lori without hesitation.”
— Carla Green
Creative Director/Founder, Clarity Designworks
“At Paperback Expert, we consider ourselves very fortunate indeed to have Lori as an integral member of our editorial team. I know that I can always count on her to handle our most challenging projects with superb attention to detail and unmatched professionalism. I would recommend Lori without hesitation for any copyediting or proofreading work.”
— Judith Jones
Managing Editor, Paperback Expert
“Lori was recommended to me by a mutual friend who knows her well. I could not be more pleased, particularly as a first-time author, with the work Lori did on my manuscript. She is very insightful and incredibly detail-oriented. There is no doubt I have a far better manuscript because of her work. She is a delightful person and very easy to work with. I highly recommend her for any copyediting and proofreading needs you might have.”
— Roy Garren
“Lori did a fantastic and thorough job proofreading a manuscript for me. She stayed in touch throughout the entire process and clearly explained any changes she suggested. I will gladly work with her again and highly recommend her.”
— Georgette Taylor
“I was fortunate to have been introduced to Lori and her services at a time when I needed help completing a letter of recommendation. She not only proofread and edited the content, but, more importantly, she grasped what I wanted to say and helped me express my intent in a professional way. Lori was timely and working with her was a pure delight!”
— Karen Jacobson
“I want to give my full endorsement to Lori Price, the Grammar Fanatic. I have worked with Lori on a couple of significant projects: my novel, The Stars in the Sidewalk, which was published November 2021 and the companion workbook to be released in .
Lori has been such a blessing to both projects. Her ability to walk the fine line of editor and cheerleader while always guiding me to be a better author is inspiring.
I highly recommend her to all of my colleagues.”
— Craig Matthews
”Lori Price was instrumental in helping to alleviate much of the anxiety I experienced as a new author. Having completed the manuscript, I was thankful to have a knowledgeable, dedicated, Christian professional focused on helping to make this work effort the best it could be.
Lori exemplifies service, focus, and attention to detail. She provides exceptional proofreading and copyediting as well as thoughtful, relevant feedback, all of which enabled the book to exceed my expectations. She provided regular updates regarding her progress and met our agreed upon timelines. She did not change my work but polished it, making it better than I could have on my own.
I highly recommend Lori to any writer needing proofreading or copyediting assistance. Her desire to honor God, as well as her knowledge and professionalism, make her a valuable asset to anyone seeking help in the writing space. If you hire Lori, you will not be disappointed!”
— Renatha E. Lollis
“Lori produced our organization’s newsletter that was distributed to hundreds of members each month. Lori always met deadline. She collaborated with members of our board of directors to review, proofread, and suggest improvements to all the copy submitted. Lori was an excellent listener and a highly effective communicator. She was dedicated to a standard of excellence that produced a thorough, thoughtful, and effective product that helped us inform and educate our membership. Lori not only improved the effectiveness of our newsletter content, she also helped improve the design and layout. The result was a boost in interest and readership. Lori was professional and a joy to work with. I highly recommend Lori’s services.”
— Marsha McCabe
2020-2021 President, Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano