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.

 Editing Services

 I edit the same types of books I enjoy reading: general fiction, young adult, and children’s books. I can help you turn the draft of your historical, fantasy, contemporary, or romance novel into a 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 edited manuscript. Checking for misplaced words, completion of copyedits, and correct layout. (This does not include corrections to spelling/grammar.)

 

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 continuing education courses.

 

Interested in working together? Let’s Chat. Tell me about your project and we can create a no-obligation customized quote.