Editing Services for Authors

You’ve already done something amazing – you’ve written a book. I can help you polish it so that your story shines and readers won’t want to stop reading.

I edit the same types of books I enjoy reading: general fiction, women’s fiction, romance, young adult fiction, and children’s books. I can help you turn the draft of your historical, fantasy, or contemporary novel into a great book.

Manuscript Evaluation
A thoughtful assessment of the manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses, with in depth notes on how to make the book even better. Focused on writing and story craft. This includes one reading of the manuscript and a 5-20 page editorial letter with notes and suggestions. (This does not include corrections to spelling/grammar.)

Substantive/Developmental Editing
Clarifying and/or reorganizing a manuscript for content and structure. This is more intensive than the manuscript evaluation, includes the above editorial letter as well as in-manuscript notes and suggestions to improve the story and structure of the manuscript. (This does not include corrections to spelling/grammar.)

Proofreading
Reading proofs of finished manuscript. The final check for spelling, grammar, punctuation, misplaced words, completion of copyedits, and correct layout. (This may include light copyediting but is not a full copyedit and does not involve rewriting sentences or rearranging content.)

Contact me for a free, no obligation quote today.

 Editing Services for Businesses

Every business produces written content. I can help you ensure it is error-free.

I  provide developmental editing and proofreading services to businesses and non-profits. Hire me to make sure your website, blog posts, promotional materials or annual reports are concise, engaging, and error-free.

Contact me for a free, no obligation quote today.

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Editing Qualifications

I have a Bachelor’s degree in communications (professional writing) and nearly ten years’ experience as a professional communicator. I’ve done a combination of writing and editing for businesses, non-profits, and independent authors. On top of all that, I’ve studied copyediting, proofreading, fiction writing, developmental editing, and more through in-person and online courses. Oh, and I’m a pretty big reader and word nerd. I started this book blog over seven years ago so I could write about the books I’m reading.