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 offer copy editing (grammar, punctuation) at .007-.008c a word and conceptual editing (plot, dialogue, themes, etc.) at .009-.01c a word, depending on manuscript.
***UPDATE FOR 2019***
As my personal schedule is demanding more of my time these days, I will not be taking any new authors for at least the first few months of 2019. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Please contact me using the form here for more info.