You are a brilliant, dedicated writer.
(Of course, I don’t know you yet, but I am confident that this is true. You’re welcome.)
Your work is meaningful to you. You have spent hours of time and creative brain cells crafting a novel that is uniquely you. At last you are ready to become a self-published author and put your work out into the world.
Just one little problem: It is riddled with errors that are nigh impossible for you to see. This is a natural thing that happens to everyone. You have been too close to these words for too long.
The truth is, they have crept into the pages like little monsters and made their nests, despite your best efforts and without your permission!
What you need is a monster-slayer. Which, fortunately for you, is exactly what I do.
I am a professional copy-editor, and I exterminate grammar gremlins for a living.
Why would you want to work with me?
If you’ve had doubts about handing your work over to an editor in the past because you were afraid they would just tear you down, kindly open the nearest window and throw those doubts right out of it!
I understand that every writer is different.
Maybe you are the type of writer who would like to know the reasoning for every change: why those clauses needed to be separated, where you should be using the active instead of passive voice, or how I forced those subjects and verbs to agree even though they didn’t want to.
Or, maybe you are a writer who is not overly concerned with explanations and would rather focus on your work instead – that is fine, too. Hopefully I can explain grammar rules to you in a way that doesn’t sound like I’m speaking an alien language. (Even I’ll admit that it sometimes does!)
To me, editing is like having a conversation.
While it is in the editor job description to be critical, criticism doesn’t necessarily equal pain. After all, novel writing is a creative endeavor. It shouldn’t feel like we are collaborating on a homework assignment – and I am not your teacher here to criticize you over every tiny misstep!
However, like any good editor should be, I am a stickler for details. I will do everything in my power to make sure your manuscript is as error-free as possible, and provides the smoothest reading experience for your audience. I want your work to have its best chance in the world, and I want to see you succeed.
Let’s get started, shall we? I’ll meet you on my About page, where you can get to know more about me and, most importantly, what I can do for you!