". . . there should be no crying in copyediting."
-carol fisher saller, the subversive copy editor
Editing should be fun! Don’t believe me? Well, you’re not alone. And I have to admit, it doesn’t always feel like the traditional definition of fun. But rest assured, there should be no crying. Not even a little sniffling. I’m not scary and I don’t have it out for you. In fact, I share your desire to make sure your book or project is the best it can be.
I'm a line editor/copyeditor with fiction and nonfiction editing experience. My goal is to make the work shine without the distraction of errors, tighten up the writing, retain the author's voice, and cheer like crazy with you when your work is published.
Tell me about your project! Use the contact form so I have all the details I need, and we'll see whether my services are right for you.
Look Over Here!
I provide editing that covers many levels, from line edits & copyedits to partial manuscript evaluations and beta reading. I'll tidy up your blog posts, read through your website content, and check for errors in your query letter or newsletter, too.
I've had an editing blog since 2013, and recently moved my blog here after hosting on Blogspot for almost six years. Back in the Blogspot days, my posts usually involved writing and editing, but you never knew what you'd find when exploring there. I've been known to have had a style sheep in my living room, a caffeine-addicted cat and a semi-permanent houseguest who did my laundry if I slept in. Nowadays, I do try to focus on the more useful things, but there's still fun to be had, and even legitimate information to share on occasion.
I also do a monthly guest post, Ask Lynda the Awesomest Editor™, on the Writers After Dark website, so pop on over there to say hello!
Because I've edited for a number of fiction and nonfiction authors, many books I've worked on can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and other online retailers. Feel free to check out the authors, their websites, and the "Look Inside" feature of their books to see samples of my work and theirs.
I like to keep a running list of projects that are in progress. Sometimes it's what I'm currently working on, and other times the list is made up of projects I've worked on that are not yet published, or not readily available for public access. I keep this list updated because I think it's reassuring to know the editor you're looking into has a steady flow of work from satisfied clients.