GUIA NOCON Literary Services

Hi, there! I am a full-time writer, proofreader, and editor helping professionals perfect writing projects before final submission.


Services & Pricing

My expertise covers a wide range of media, including but not limited to: court transcripts, academic papers, articles, fiction, non-fiction, blogs, professional and personal correspondence, copy, artists’ statements, and website content.

My goal and passion in life is to surround myself with all things in print and to help people with whatever writing needs they have. I think the most exciting parts of this life are the endless stories told by an infinite variety of people.  If you are a swamped court reporter or a new fiction writer who may be feeling a little shy with your manuscript, please reach out!  I am open to having a conversation with anyone regarding any type of work and budget.

I help my clients put their best literary foot forward.

  • Editing & General Proofreading

    • $40 per hour for general proofreading

    • $50 per hour for editing projects/services including initial-read throughs, rewriting, structural editing, and copy editing

    • $60 per hour for fact, citation, and reference checking 

  • Transcript Proofreading

    • Standard, 2 to 3 calendar days: $0.45 per page

    • Expedite, 1 to 2 calendar days: $0.65 per page

    • Rush, less than 24 hours: $0.85 per page

    • Daily copy: $1.00 per page

  • Transcript Proofreading to Audio

    • Standard, 2 to 3 calendar days: $1.00 per page

    • Expedite, 1 to 2 calendar days: $1.25 per page

    • Rush, less than 24 hours: $1.50 per page

    • Daily copy: $2.00 per page 

  • Transcription

    • Standard, 2 to 3 calendar days: $2 per page

    • Expedite, 1 to 2 calendar days: $2.25 per page

    • Rush, less than 24 hours: $2.50 per page

    • Daily copy: $3 per page

    • Non-American accent: add $0.25 per page

    • Technical, expert language: add $0.50 per page


I earned my BA in Literature from the University of California in Santa Cruz and was part of the small but prestigious creative writing program.  My emphasis was in poetry. I am also a transcript proofreader. My formal training in proofreading according to NCRA guidelines comes from Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice™, an intensive program with rigorous testing. Course completion required proofreading more than 3,000 transcript pages covering a wide variety of topics. Transcripts included hearings, depositions, examinations under oath, interpreted proceedings, and expert testimony.

Proofreading court transcripts complements my passion for writing poetry.  The technicalities associated with transcripts provide the perfect mental exercise allowing me to catch errors within any type of writing.

You may find work samples and my published poetry in the Portfolio.



Writer, Proofreader, Editor
Guia Nocon Literary Services
November 2018 to present

Dr. Julianna Hynes
January 2019 to present

Freelance Transcriptionist
Various clients
February 2019 to present

Milestone Reporting Company
March 2019 to present

Freelance Proofreader
Jina Soto, CSR
April 2019 to present

Freelance Web Designer
Various private clients
February 2019 to present



Proofreading Certification
Transcript Proofreading: Theory & Practice; Proofread Anywhere
Completed February 2019

B.A. Literature; Creative Writing, Poetry
University of California, Santa Cruz
Fall 2004 to Spring 2008


Skills & Technologies


Transcript & General Proofreading

General Editing

Professional-Level Typing

Project Management

Social Media Marketing

Meeting Deadlines

Microsoft Office Suite

Apple iWork (especially iAnnotate)

Google Suite


Express Scribe Pro


References available upon request.



I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Guia on my book project. She’s been nothing but professional (yet personable), responsive and very encouraging and throughout a process that is foreign to me. I would unequivocally recommend her for any project she can lend her gifts and talent to and I hope to maintain our working relationship for years to come!
— Dr. Julianna Hynes, Diversity Leadership Development
I have worked with Ms. Nocon on several projects over the years and have always found her to be thorough, decisive, and detail oriented. She has managed to make my words shine on the page when I could not. I can not recommend her enough.
— Joey Adams, Staff Geologist at Environmental Investigation Services
I highly recommend Guia. She is amazing to work with because she is professional and talented in her field. She worked closely with me along the process of developing the resume I desired. She uses her expert skills to develop and create my resume in timely manner and was in close communication with me to insure it met all my expectations and more. Thank you Guia for a great job well done! Guia gets 5 stars out of 5 from me!
— Melinda Rummage, BSN, RN, CDE / Résumé review client
Guia Nocon was exceptionally pleasant, yet professionally critical. Her ability to appreciate the writer’s point of view, cou- pled with her skill in providing substantive and relevant feedback was refreshing. She was able to identify areas for im- provement as well as to commend the writer for sections that exceeded her expectation. She provided feedback that was timely, relevant and accurate as it pertained to necessary revisions. I would highly recommend Guia to others who are seek- ing assistance with proofreading and/or editing.
— Jaquina Gilbert, memoir edit via Upwork
I had a wonderful time working with Guia. She was easy to communicate with and friendly. She caught many small errors proofreading. Her skills as a proofreader and editor are excellent. She’s well-worth her rate and I highly recommend.
— Christina Lupanow, Freelance Proofreader & Copy Editor
Guia was a joy to work with. Her knowledge and attention to detail helped to make my website look amazing. I would not hesitate to work with her again and would recommend her talents to my colleagues.
— Jamie Kurzdorfer, Business Owner of Buffalo Proofreading


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A gallery of personal and client work samples.

Sample of an annotated court transcript

Sample of an annotated court transcript

Professional Services

Work samples ranging from academic research paper edits, general/court transcript proofreading, résumé and cover letter development, artist collaborations, copy, and more.

My most recent publication

My most recent publication


A complete publication list of my poetry.