"You've made me look
like a better writer
than I am."
Editing is a collaboration between author and editor. As editor, I work with you to find, develop, and polish your voice.
Hone your individual writing style
Evaluate organization, overall flow, and progression
Improve clarity and consistency
Assess characters, their motivations, and their actions
Refine descriptive word choice
- Heighten emotion and dramatic tension
Sharpen and focus action
My edits tighten your narrative and strengthen reader engagement through word choice, style, tone, organization, development, themes, flow, and consistency. In fiction, I also address character motivation and growth, plot development, action, pace, timing, and setting. My goal is to help you find, develop, and polish your authentic voice.
A fresh perspective gives me the big-picture view of your manuscript. I can evaluate your writing objectively to spot missteps, lapses in clarity, and missing pieces that can irritate readers. I polish the rough edges, making sure all the threads come together to complete the fabric of your story. It's the finishing touch that makes your writing the best it can be.
My reputation and success as a professional editor depend on my integrity in maintaining confidentiality for each client. In working with authors, my intent is to improve their writing, not to steal their ideas.
All information you entrust to me, from your email address to your manuscript, I use solely for the purposes of communicating with you and providing you with the best editorial service I can. No one but you will ever see the edits I make in your file. I will never disclose your name, your contact information, or any of your work to an outside entity without your express written permission.
I am happy to provide client references and sign a nondisclosure agreement on request.