What I Do

I specialize in editing fiction in the following genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult, New Adult, Women's Fiction, General Fiction, Romantic Mystery/Suspense, and Paranormal. At this time, I offer two levels of service: Copy Editing and Content/Developmental Editing.

  My reference tools include The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition; Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged; and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition. 

 

My reference tools include The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition; Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged; and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition

Although I make several passes through your document during what is considered a single editing round, my quoted rates are for one round of edits to your manuscript, and a recheck of minor changes. If substantial rewriting on your part is necessary after the first round of edits and an additional full round is necessary to ensure your book is as clean as possible, the second round will need to be scheduled and charged at the agreed-upon rate. Other services may also be negotiated as needed.

Not sure which level of service you might need?

If you are a newly self-published author (or are working on your first book) and need a guide to nudge you in the right direction, content/developmental editing will probably be best for you. I can help you avoid many rookie errors and ensure that your first book reflects well on you.

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For new authors, I suggest scheduling two rounds: a first round of copy editing or content editing, after which the author has as much time as needed to rewrite, then a second round of copy editing. This process has worked well for my clients in the past, and I heartily recommend it.

If you are an experienced author and feel comfortable with your writing, then copy editing may be for you.

Rest assured that if I agree to edit your manuscript at a specific level, but after reading it believe that a different level is needed, I will contact you. Together, we can determine and agree on your particular needs.