Once upon a time, on a typewriter long, long, ago, Edward Bulwar-Lytton wrote, “It was a dark and stormy night.” This is one of the most famous examples of “purple prose”and heralded as one of the worst novel openings in history. As an editor, it’s my job to keep you, the author, from making such errors.
Self-publishing is a great way to get your story out into the hands of your readers. But it means that a lot of authors are left without the service of a traditional publishing house editor. And no matter from where you are publishing your work, editing is a crucial step in the publishing process.
I love helping other writers make their manuscripts better. I want to see you succeed in your writing! I’ve been a professional editor for over seven years, with experience in memoirs, Christian studies, and all genres of fiction.
I’d love to be able to work with you. Below are the different types of editing services I offer.
- Incorrect/confusing word choice
- Sentence structure
- *No developmental suggestions offered
- Copy editing as listed above
- Character development
- Story arc
- Author voice
I can edit in either Word or on Google docs using their different editing options. I do three rounds of editing for each manuscript: the first an in-depth look at the issues listed above, the second to see how they have been implemented by the author, the final to ensure that all issues are cleared and the author is happy with the finished product.
Please contact me using the form here for more info and pricing.