FICTION EDITING: Fiction is democratic. It is a form of entertainment and high-art that everybody can participate in. No wonder publishing houses’ in-boxes are overflowing with manuscripts. I function primarily as an editor of all genres of fiction. This means I can attend to Big Picture and structural aspects of a manuscript, as well as resolve line-by-line style problems such as word choice, character, and plot continuity. I fix whatever grammar issues I catch.
NON-FICTION EDITING: Many of the problems of the novelist also crop up in non-fiction. The best non-fiction manuscripts are also great stories. This includes auto-biography and especially memoir (I have a strong personal interest in memoir). Academic, spiritual, history, and other non-narrative-based projects are also welcome.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY EDITING: Though this falls under non-fiction, it is a special category. Many people who are near or past retirement age decide to put their life’s story onto the page, in many cases, for personal rather than professional gratification. As a keepsake for future generations, an autobiography is an invaluable document, and special care should be put into making it as precise and readable as possible.
BOOK DEVELOPMENT AND CREATIVE COACHING: I am happy to take on projects that are in mid-process, and brainstorm solutions for those who are stuck. Motivational chapter-by-chapter manuscript development is also available.
EDITING SERVICE: Developmental editing is the most complex and creative aspect of manuscript editing. My services run between one and two cents a word. Please contact me at email@example.com for an exact quote.
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