". . . 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 newsletter, too.
I've had an editing blog since 2013. My posts usually involve writing and editing, but you never know what you'll find when you explore there. I've been known to have a style sheep in my living room, a donkey in my backyard, a caffeine-addicted cat and a semi-permanent houseguest who does my laundry if I sleep in. There's fun to be had, and even legitimate information to share on occasion.
Because I've edited for a number of fiction 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.