Your manuscript deserves clarity.
Let's shine a light on your prose.
Plot, character motivation, conflict, dramatic tension, point of view, dialogue, pacing—craft a compelling read at every level.
A manuscript evaluation is a cost-effective way to examine the big-picture elements of your story.
Copyediting corrects errors in your manuscript’s grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage. Give your book the professional polish it deserves.
While copyediting makes your writing correct, line editing makes it shine. Polish your novel with language that feels lit from within.
Your book. But better.
A good edit is like private coaching for your writing. When you finish revisions on a line edit from me, you should feel like a stronger, better equipped writer. You should understand not only what parts of your writing missed the target but why—and how to get them flying straight again.
If all you want is someone to sweep through your book and clean up the rough edges, I can do that too. Your book, your project, your call.
The things that sets my line editing apart from other editors’ work is my enthusiasm and commitment to helping you step up your game. It's your writing, but fresher. Your book, but better.
Literary & Commercial Fiction
Literary, commercial, and historical fiction; middle grade, young adult, and new adult fiction
Fantasy, soft sci-fi, horror, steampunk, utopian/dystopian, alternate history, apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic, supernatural, paranormal
RPGs and Gaming
Tabletop and video game content and editorial, gaming rule books and guides, supplements, related fiction
Spirituality, inspirational self-help, history, and travel nonfiction; daily web publications
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Clarity: Tools & Skills for Authors
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