Friendly, Professional Editing

A perfect day for me is working with artists who create with words: children's books, romance, action, adventure, historical, mystery, cozy mystery, thriller, young adult ... the list goes on.

I edit and proofread novels of any length and short stories. I only request no horror or anything too spicy.
Just Looking?

Ask for my free sample.

I offer a one-on-one consultation and an edit of 1,000 words. This includes suggestions designed specifically to help you see your writing from the reader's perspective.

Think of it like having lunch with a new friend, taking our first steps together with open, positive communication. Getting to know each other can be the most nerve-wracking part of the process, but I want to offer you the best possible experience so you get what you want for your book.

What an ideal, no-pressure way to begin our editing journey!

Cost Concerns?

A penny a word.

Which means: this is where we'll start before we discuss your needs for your project. My pricing reflects what your manuscript needs after I evaluate it. This is where a sample edit can be so important, helping determine the level of editing needed.

But I encourage you to do any editing you're comfortable with before I see your manuscript. Only need a proofread? ...No problem!

Publish quicker.

I offer a copyedit and proofread package that is an ideal and affordable way to polish your novel and—bonus—not miss your deadline.

Maybe you've published before and sent your manuscript off for a copy edit, only then needing someone else to proofread, but they can't fit you into their schedule?

Think of the time and money saved if I complete them at the same time!

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Do you write for children?

A friend recently told me, "A children's book is an awesome thing. You are grabbing someone at the very beginning of their reading journey, bonding children and parents together with your story—perhaps in a moment that each will remember for the rest of their lives—which is a very special kind of superpower."

Let's join our editing and writing superpowers and make your children's book the one that kids say, "Again, Mommy. Read it again!"

I've written several children's stories, and my first book for early readers will be published in Spring 2024 with Janet Fix and The Word Verve. I'd be honored to help you put your beautiful story out there for children to enjoy.

Line Edit

Line editing polishes your ideas and how you present them so your audience can more easily understand what you are saying.

Can also be called 'stylistic' editing. But this is not developmental editing.

Copy Edit

Addresses grammar, usage, clarity, and consistency (not changing your style or story and only to 'tweak' here or there.) Corrects continuity issues in your story and ensures your manuscript is free of technical problems that could trip up readers.


Final check of formatting, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. A good polish-up and the 'last look' before you publish. A more detailed read-through and better than any computer generated spell-check can do.

The best way to groom your writing to look its absolute best.

"What kind of editing do I need?"

You're on your first draft and still creating your story. You're working on the plot, characters, or themes, and you will benefit from a developmental editor. They will look at the story as a whole and see how all the story components work together.
If you're wondering whether your story will connect with readers, or marketing content catches a buyer's eye, consider a line editor before getting a copyedit or proofread. A line editor will go line by line through your text to ensure clarity so that your audience understands.
A copyeditor will make sure your content is consistent, and the proofreader will ensure that grammar, punctuation, and spelling - all the little details to make it professional - will be scrutinized.
Whether you overwrite or underwrite, all writing can be improved through cutting filler words, tightening sentences, reducing dialogue tags, and combining (or eliminating) weak scenes or characters.
Invest In Your Writing.
It's your professional reputation.

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