Editing

I love to help self-published authors prepare their books for worldwide distribution. Editing is a fundamental part of the process. So is marketing, and I keep that in mind when I approach a manuscript. In addition to the standard notes provided in a developmental edit, I also share industry trends and guidelines, helping authors understand where their book “fits” (genres, markets, distribution channels). 

I make myself available to discuss all the notes I provide, and I outline exactly how I’d market the book in light of the author’s goals and expectations. I am grateful to the editors and agents I have learned from along the way; I hope to be as valuable, honest, and supportive as they have been to me.

What kind of editor am I?

I am an MBA student, fiction and non-fiction author, editor, and publisher, and former commercial banker with a decade of professional freelance experience in technical writing and editing, most recently at Kyanite Publishing. I provide freelance editing services because I love to help self-published authors prepare their stories for publication. I am an articulate, analytical person with a penchant for providing multiple perspectives. I began reading at a young age and stop only when life becomes too pressing not to.

When I do emerge from my book nook, I stay apprised of events, trends, and new releases. I strive to amplify the efforts of my peers, especially my clients, by attending events, engaging on social media, and recommending books however and wherever I can.

I apply my experience to every project, and invite clients to continue to contact me after completion. I work well with most personality types, and am flexible when it comes to accommodating special requests. I take interest in the development and publication of the story, so I like to review a manuscript before accepting it. I provide free sample edits that help determine if we’d be a good fit. 

My favorite genres are speculative fiction, mystery, thriller, literary fiction, historical fiction, women’s fiction, romance, and non-fiction. 

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