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Mari S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 18, 2013

Mari S.

Experienced editing will bring your work to life!
   United States
  |   Davis, CA
  |  4:20 am Local Time

Overview

With years of experience in novel editing, I'm here to help your novel or short story become exactly what you've imagined (or perhaps even better). I know that your story is your baby; with my experienced molding, we can present the best work possible to the publishing world. Horror is my specialty, but my passion for editing and knowledge of the field will make sure that your story in any genre has the right elements to make it shine.

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Is your horror story scary enough? Are the characters sufficiently "real"? Will your antagonist come across as sinister as you hope? Is the romance beautiful and convincing? And where on Earth does that pesky comma go?

My strengths are developmental "macro" editing---aiding the author in figuring out the best way to develop characters, establish convincing conflict and resolutions, and get the dialogue "just right"---along with stellar copy editing, problem-solving, and even a little ghost writing when needed. I'll never overwrite your voice, rather I intend to only enhance your story and truly bring your characters to life.

Horror and dark fiction are my specialties, though I excel at all genres of fiction editing. I have edited Southern Gothic horrors, post-apocalyptic thrillers, British miserablism masterpieces, as well as historical fiction novels and memoirs. In my personal time, I actively read every genre possible, from classics and romance to young adult fiction.

Thanks to both my current experience as the lead editor for horror at a California-based micro niche publishing cooperative as well as my educational background that culminated in a master's thesis written on the cultural implications of U.S. slasher films, I am well-versed in the publishing industry and have a firm grasp of how to help your story leap off the page. And my lifelong history of client-oriented service means that you and I can develop a strong, satisfying working relationship. My...

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Employment

Montag Press
Lead Editor
2011 - Present

Education

Simmons College
Master's of Arts in Gender/Cultural Studies
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University of Central Florida
Bachelor's Degree in Women's Studies
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horror
fiction
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