I am a published novelist and an editor for a small publishing house. In addition, I have a background in web development. Although I specialize in editing fiction, I am available for nonfiction and web content as well.
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"Dina Sleiman brings to the table an incredible eye for plot and development, an innate sense of lyrical writing, and an incomparable instinct for story. She has been an amazing addition to the WhiteFire team. When Dina approves a book, we know it's going to be good--and after she's worked her magic on it, we know it's going...
Whether nonfiction, web content, or fiction, I can help make your writing sing! Using my background in publishing and poetry, I bring a sense of rhythm and fluidity to the written word. I am also a former college English instructor, and I will put my teaching experience and M.A. in Professional Writing to good use on your behalf.
My strongest area of expertise is in content editing novels. For the past seven years, I have studied this market and trained in writing and editing fiction. Over the last four years, I've won two awards, published three novels, and taught classes at writers conferences. In addition, I've worked as an acquistions and content editor for WhiteFire Publishing for three years.
Content editors are sometimes called developmental editors, substantive editors, book doctors, or book coaches. The focus of this type of editing is on the story elements of the novel including areas like plot, characterization, dialogue, voice, scene development, pacing, theme, and point of view.
In addition, I am willing to continue working with the author through the line editing and copy editing stages.
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Acquisitions and Developmental Editor
2011 - Present
I work part time for WhiteFire Publishing as an acquisitions and developmental editor specializing in fiction. For more information about WhiteFire, please see their website....