Everyone has a story to tell. How will you tell yours?
Whether you’re writing a novel or a memoir, flash fiction or an academic article, you want your audience to see your story’s heart and hear the power of its truths.
I can help you reach those goals. As an editor, I’m an enthusiastic puzzle solver. I’ll start with your strengths, your vision and your voice. From there, I’ll help you refine your work, with specific, tailored feedback and suggestions for improvement.
With a PhD in English, years of teaching writing, and a list of published works, I’ll bring my knowledge and experience to all stages of your project, from initial development to a final polish.
You have a story worth telling. Let’s make that story sing.
Full Developmental Edit
I'll provide "big picture" feedback with a focus on both structure and content. In a developmental edit, I look at every aspect of the work, from organization to effective phrasing. I'll give you detailed feedback in an editorial letter, along with specific, targeted comments in your manuscript (using Word Track Changes).
An editorial assessment is a good place to start if you are looking for more general feedback on your manuscript, similar to the responses of a writer's group or critique partner.
After a careful reading, I will provide you with an editorial letter that highlights your manuscript's strengths and weaknesses, along with strategies for revision. Sometimes, all you need is a fresh perspective!
Effective writing is smooth, polished and error-free. When I copy edit your manuscript, I'll use Word's Track Changes feature to correct any mistakes in grammar, spelling and punctuation. When needed, I'll make suggestions for improving clarity, flow, tone, style and audience awareness. Lastly, I'll identify any inconsistencies, gaps or repetitions and make suggestions for improving sentence structure, paragraph structure and transitions.
I also offer general proofreading services. This should be the last stage in revising your project. When I proofread, I will find and mark any errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar so you can fix them before you go to press.
I am available to work on a wide range of projects, including fiction, nonfiction, memoir and academic manuscripts (short or long form). Student and college essays. Website and blog content. Business correspondence.
Rates are based on the length of the project and the level of editing involved, but are generally in line with industry standards as set by the Editorial Freelancers Association.