Looking for a proof-reader, editor, or book doctor? As a novelist, I understand what is necessary for a book that will capture attention. Though I'm tough, you'll find lots of encouragement as I point out your strengths.
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I first focus on a macro-edit, giving you specifics on the effectiveness of the story world, characters, dialogue, and pacing.Then I do a micro-edit, giving suggestions on fine-tuning dialogue, noting repetition, punctuation, and suggesting small changes to plot, if necessary.
I can also offer counsel and guidance on the...
Nov 7, 2011|Editing & Proofreading|$675|Completed
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Dec 31, 2009|Children's Writing|$175|Completed
My goal is to assist the buyer by listening carefully to the details of the project, to discover the kernel of what the buyer wants to get across to the audience. It is important for me not to merely string words together to deliver information, but to select words that clearly impart what the buyer would communicate if he or she were talking directly to the consumer.
If you have written a novel, I offer a substantive edit, along with an analysis of the overall plot, characterization, and setting. I also share advice on finding an agent, getting published (or self-published), and the marketing and branding of your book.
My Bachelors degree is in Education. I have taught in both public and private schools. As a result, I am comfortable with all topics of education. All three of my manuscripts have won awards in writing contests.
Creative writing and fiction are also strong areas for me. I have written for children, teens and adults and have completed my second novel. I have taught creative writing locally for four years, and tutor children and teens in writing. I constantly attend writing conferences and take continuing education classes to improve my craft.
I belong to several writers groups and critique groups. This hones my skills in editing my own work and that of others. I welcome the challenge of a rewrite. I also regularly contribute my writing to newsletters and magazines, provide web copy services, and maintain a popular blog that shares free resources for...
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