I am not your typical editor.
Yes, I provide content and copy edits, but I want to truly connect with my authors. I establish a working relationship with each of my clients—one that provides honest feedback and critique. I need to know and understand what drives the characters and motivates the authors to write. I am hands on—working quickly and efficiently.
I expect daily contact with my authors via good old fashioned conversations, text or instant messaging or email. I won’t ever let an author lose their voice with my edits—it’s the author’s baby, I’m the godmother, trying to help raise it right…
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Writing; a Master of Science in Project Management; and, a Master of Business Administration. Because of my background, I read several books a week to keep up with the latest linguistic and literary trends. I research timelines for accuracy of events and other time period relevancy. I ensure consistency of the characters throughout the book.
Your first draft is always printed and read for content. For copy edits, yes, I am knowledgeable in Word, Google Docs and other editing programs and I can meet your technology needs. I specialize in modern and paranormal romance, as well as erotica.
My business practice is simple:
- I read an author’s previous work.
- I read the proposed book to gauge services needed.
- I discuss with the author options, prices and deadlines.
- I start editing once agreed by the author.
- I finish editing and submit to the author by deadline.
Each book and each author is unique—there is nothing cookie cutter about my editing services.