Editorial Services

I have been a reader far longer than a writer, and editing has been a passion of mine for almost 20 years. As my children are growing up, I’m looking to take on more clients.

Philosophy

I enjoy creating long-term, collaborative relationships with authors. I hope to build you up as a writer and help your manuscript align with your vision for it, versus transforming it into something that looks like someone else’s dream. I tend to include as many positive comments as I do feedback on confusing or inconsistent parts. Showing our work to others can be terrifying, which is why I emphasize an encouraging and supportive approach.

Experience
  • Almost 20 years of editing and tutoring: I began with high school and college essays and transitioned to adult manuscripts.
  • Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology: With my understanding of human nature, I have unique insight into helping characters come alive.
  • Work as a therapist: I know how to deliver information in an authentic and compassionate way. My revision recommendations are direct, collaborative, and kind.
Specializations
  • Developmental Edits (also known as substantive, structural, or content edits)
  • Upper Young Adult & Adult Fiction
  • Women’s Fiction
  • All Romance Subgenres (especially fantasy and historical fiction)
  • Any novel with a strong romantic arc

I believe in relationships that are earned and founded on equal power dynamics. I enjoy flawed main characters and fleshed-out support characters. All levels of romantic steaminess are welcome.

Strengths
  • Character motivation, development, and relationships
  • Pacing, plot holes, story arc
  • Trimming non-essential threads
  • Increasing sensory details
  • General overview of consistent grammar struggles
Process
  • 3 to 4-week turnaround from the time I receive your manuscript
  • We begin with a complimentary 15-minute zoom to see if we’re a good fit and review your goals for your manuscript, so I can best tailor my edits.
  • I provide an in-depth look into your manuscript, leaving detailed in-text comments, first impressions, questions, and suggested revisions, as well as a thematic analysis of your work as a whole.
  • I often conclude with a zoom call (if desired) to review any of my comments/questions, as well as brain storm solutions to potential inconsistencies or concerns.
Pricing
  • Begins at $0.02 per word
  • Please fill out the form below to receive a quote
  • Complimentary 15-minute zoom offered to meet before we begin
  • First chapter edit available to get a feel for my style before making a commitment

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