Wherever you are in the writing process, I can help bring your work to the next level. I accept projects big and small: from book manuscript to blurb draft, from essay to proposal. As an editorial freelancer, I've worked with a variety of clients in both fiction and nonfiction. Whether you're a first-time author or a seasoned scribe, I'd be happy to edit your work.
You've written a draft of your book and you'd like a pair of objective eyes on it before revision, but you don't want to commit to a full edit. A manuscript evaluation is a great choice: budget-friendly yet insightful.
A developmental edit aims to bolster the architecture of your story and sharpen your execution of it. In a dev edit, I deliver thorough big-picture feedback along with manuscript edits filled with actionable suggestions to take your draft to the next level.
Your manuscript is finished and structurally sound, but you'd like to refine its language: dialogue, descriptions, clarity. A line edit clears clutter and confusion with one purpose in mind: that your story shine with voice and vision intact.
Contact me to discuss your project needs. I'd love to work with you!
I collaborate with you to make your story shine brightly and authentically. My mission is to guide you toward the best possible version of your writing while respecting your unique voice and vision. In editing, I keep the best interest of both writer and reader in mind. My editorial approach is rooted in compassion and honesty.
I'm an alumna of the rigorous editing program at the University of Washington where I was trained in all aspects of editing. As a writer myself, I understand the sensitive nature of letting an editor touch your work. A manuscript is like a baby: your editor should be a thoughtful caregiver.
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The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
Your Life as Story by Tristine Rainer
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