Do you have an idea but aren’t sure how to write your first story, novel, or memoir? Do you have a rough draft but don’t know what your next steps should be? Have you written and thoroughly revised a book and need a fresh set of eyes on it before sending to an agent or publisher or taking the plunge with self-publishing?
I can help you with any of the above, as well as shorter projects that need a polishing brush. I’m happy to work with works of any genre—fiction, non-fiction, academic works, poetry.
There are several different types, or levels, of editing. Here are the most common types of editing that editors typically perform.
guiding authors through the process of developing an idea from its inception into a cohesive plan, outline, and rough draft;
identifying areas for further development and organization;
providing manuscript critique as needed.
Substantive editing (aka content editing, line editing, stylistic editing):
clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, polishing language;
line-by-line editing for smoothness and clarity while maintaining author’s voice and style;
rewriting and reorganizing text as needed.
correcting spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation.
I am a writing coach:
My specialty as a writing coach is with developmental editing. I have a knack for coaching writers to get their words onto the page. All you need is the beginning of your idea, and I can help guide you to a plan. I have a keen sense for recognizing gaps in storylines as well as the ability to ask questions that will help your self-help book or memoir stand out.