As a professional freelance editor and educator, I’ve helped hundreds of writers express their thoughts clearly and with rhythm, beauty, and power. I edit as a coach who wants to empower authors to develop their craft.
When I work with clients to perfect their manuscripts, I start by reading through their work as a whole to get a sense of its purpose and spirit. Then I work with the client to take the manuscript through a series of iterations until the author’s words ring clear and true.
If you’re looking for an editor to invest the time and effort into helping you craft your fiction or nonfiction manuscript, send me a message!
My specific services and rates are below. Click the “Learn More” button for additional details about each service.
This service focuses on the use of language to communicate the message and develop the narrative stylistically. Along with grammar correction, I suggest diction and syntax revisions to polish your prose. Includes two rounds of editing.
Using the style guide of your preference, I revise your writing to make sure your grammar is consistently correct and offer suggestions on style, clarity, and accuracy. I also keep track of the names and descriptions of your characters, locations, and events to ensure internal consistency. Includes two rounds of editing.
Get an editor to coach you through all the stages of the revision process. We work on structure, style, and plot/character development together. I assess your manuscript using story trackers, compile a short report giving you clear direction for the next steps, and then we set up consultations to work you through the revision process. Includes two rounds of editing.
After a manuscript has been edited, it may need a fresh set of eyes to catch any remaining errors. Enter the proofreader! I will give your manuscript a final reading and fix any lingering mistakes.
Struggle to remember all the characters, names, places, and words you’ve created in your universe? Get a reader to comb through your novel for character, location, and equipment names and descriptions. I’ll compile them in your own universe bible, along with any new words you coin.
Get honest, constructive feedback on key ways to improve your manuscript. Includes a summary report, manuscript comments, and a follow-up phone call detailing specific ways to take your book to the next level.
If you need a sounding board for your ideas, shoot me a message! I’ll take a look at your outline and assess it for character and conflict development, pacing, hitting genre tropes, and creating reader satisfaction. Then we’ll set up a 30-min. phone call to discuss it together.