Editing 

I was a reader before I was a writer.

Here are some good reasons why you should hire me to edit your work:

  • I work at a newspaper. I'm not the editor, but I do check the seconds, and I often catch something that was missed.

  • I've been involved in writing critique groups since 2015. Not only do I check for grammar errors, but plot development, characterization, etc.,

  • I have Grammarly.

  • I have been an avid reader since...well, as far back as I can remember. I know what looks good and what doesn't.

Critiquing

As I said before, I'm an avid reader involved in several writing groups. If something seems off - plot structure, character development, lack of details, change of voice - I will notice.

 

If you are looking for more than copy editing, and you have a complete manuscript, consider having an in-depth, professional critique done.

"Editing should be, especially in the case of old writers, a counselling rather than a collaborating task. The tendency of the writer-editor to collaborate is natural, but he should say to himself, 'How can I help this writer to say it better in his own style?' and avoid 'How can I show him how I would write it, if it were my piece?'"

~James Thurber

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