I offer developmental editing services, sometimes called "substantive editing," to writers of book-length literary fiction (novels or collections of short stories). Before I start editing your work, we'll discuss your writing, your artistic intentions, your plans for publishing — and also how you hope to benefit from having your work edited. Are there aspects of the work you want me to pay special attention to, for example?
If we agree that my editing skills are a good match for your needs, you then have a choice of editing services:
Not sure what you need? Here are some definitions, plus the typical editing process, from manuscript to published book.
I strongly prefer to edit in Microsoft Word but can also work in Pages. We can exchange your manuscript file using email, Dropbox, or Google Docs. Are you facing certain technical challenges in sharing your work? Let's discuss how to work around them.
Contact me — and let's start discussing your editing needs.
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