Editing

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I also roll up my editing sleeves to partner with writers who want insightful, actionable feedback on their work. I'll look at chapters and full drafts with a quick big-picture approach or a fine-tooth comb, depending on how in-depth you want to go. I will (gently) push you to commit and embrace the driving force of your story. I love asking the tough questions about structure, motivation, story lines, and flow. And yes, if you go down a rabbit hole sharing information that isn't making your point, I will call that out, too.  

There are many kinds of editors. I am primarily a developmental editor, which means I like to take a partial or full manuscript and help you to make it the absolute best it can be (copy editors, you have my deepest respect, but that’s not me!). I may suggest work on character development, story arc, arc of change, making sure your “jacket copy” point is shining through and any other refinements that will make your story the best it can be.

Services to get started

Book and Coffee
Chapter Review
Book and Eyeglasses
Fresh Eyes

More to read, more to learn

Grammer Editing
Manuscript Assessments
Keyboard Closeup
Manuscript Revisions