Copy editor with extensive experience in fiction, self-help, children's literature, and biographies.
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Interested in giving the final fix to manuscripts to correct minor errors that may embarrass you when the book is in print. Have you read your own words so many times that you are not sure exactly what you wrote? I will give it that second look and catch those mistakes you cannot even see anymore.
Did your characters plan a noon meeting, but it's dark when they arrive? Did you accidentally delete a word, and now the sentence doesn't make...
With over 20 years of editing experience, I am proficient in giving the final fix that your manuscript needs. I have edited over 60 books in my most recent position and provided the polish those books required to get a second look from a publisher.
Know the difference between an em dash, a 2-em dash, and a 3-em dash and when to use them? I do. Do you know when to use "that" and when to use "which"? Do you want the piece to reflect your voice? Do you want it professional with absolutely correct grammar? Is it poetry, and you are afraid someone will destroy it? Are you just tired and want it finished? Give me your priorities, and we'll work together to achieve your goals.
Expert knowledge of different style guides and willing to adjust to your specifications. Will track all changes so you can easily see what has been done and accept or reject based on your needs. I can use a light touch or do a complete re-write.
Also experienced in British and Australian English and can maintain or convert to American English without losing the flavor or meaning. Familiar with historical, philosophical, and theological terms. Skilled in working with grade-level curriculum and writing to attract particular ages.
I have a BA in Religion that included coursework in philosophy, history, and literature. I also have a strong business and executive-level management background that included policy writing.
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