Owner | Editor
I'm a book editor who specializes in line editing, copy editing, and proofreading, and I work on almost all fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. I have helped authors take their books from rough drafts to best sellers.
What do I do?
I check every word of your manuscript, ensuring accuracy in spelling, punctuation, grammar, word choice, tenses, sentence structure, parallel structure, clarity, and subject-verb agreement. I eliminate or alert you to wordiness and redundant words, and I make sure that your voice and tone are appropriate for your intended audience. I also check illustrations, graphs, and captions in nonfiction works, and I make sure all of the technical aspects of your book are in order. I also alert you to possible legal issues.
I always maintain a style sheet to help maintain absolute consistency. (We want to make sure your 25-year-old fiery redhead doesn't somehow become a 19-year-old blonde without a trip to the salon and a time machine.)
You will never have to worry about your author "voice" changing after my editing process. Your words are your words. Your style is your style. I won't take that away from you. My goal is to simply clean up your manuscript to make your work the best it can be.
I also offer full editing services on the following: stories, magazine and newspaper articles, press releases, newsletters, sales letters, brochures and fliers, business plans, website content, academic essays, and resumes.
I'm also a self-help and fiction writer and the author of two children's books, Tree Soldier and If Animals Could Wish.
Member of the Editorial Freelancers Society
Member of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES)