Your Words, Perfected
Are you a writer who dreams of captivating readers with your story? Writing a book is such an incredible accomplishment, and now that you’ve finished your draft, I’d love to help take it to the next level, because I believe every story has the potential to move readers with its power. Helping authors craft compelling narratives is not just my profession; it feels like my calling.
Having worked as the editor-in-chief at Birthing Magazine for close to ten years, book editing appeals to me as a way to help even more writers with their stories. Whether it’s working together to flesh out the kernel of an idea or digging deep into a revision, seeing a story bloom and evolve is immensely satisfying for me. It’s so rewarding to help a writer refine their narrative voice and watch their confidence grow alongside their manuscript! I love working with first-time writers as much as seasoned ones. Most of all, I love story itself, and I can’t wait to hear more about yours!
By working with me, you’re getting a fresh set of eyes on your work and the opportunity to get feedback from a professional’s perspective. Whether you’re self-publishing or getting ready to query agents or small presses, it’s critical that you put your best foot forward, starting from the very first word. Guided by an eagle eye for detail, I can spot issues with plot holes, character development, pacing, and tension, and recommend ways to address them without losing the soul of your story. I can also spot a misplaced comma or an awkward sentence structure at a glance. Whether you’ve published before or are just starting on your literary journey, everyone can benefit from having an outside editor review their work.
As a writer myself, I understand the vulnerability of sharing your work, especially work you know needs revision. Your writing is an extension of who you are, and I am so grateful for the trust you place in me to handle it with care. My experience as a novelist has taught me the value of revision and rewriting, and how it’s the best way to bring out the author’s voice. I can empathize with the attachment you feel towards your work, as well as the desire to make it the best it can be. If you’re worried that, “What if she tells me it’s terrible?” I wouldn’t dream of it, because it’s not true! I will always take the greatest care in both my suggestions and my communication with you. My advice is constructive in nature and crafted to inspire you to tackle your revisions with hope and excitement.
So, if you’re seeking an editor who loves a good story, is passionate about language, and can’t wait to bring out the best in your writing, I think we’d be a great match. Reach out to me on my contact form below, and let’s discuss how we can turn your words from great to even greater!
For writers who are ready to rip their story apart and rebuild it to create something better
For writers who want a line-by-line review of their sentence structure, word choice, and style