April Alvis

April Alvis – Editor

I'm an experienced editor with a passion for excellence and a deep appreciation for the creativity and determination of today's writers.

Overview

I'm a detail-oriented editor with in-depth experience, including three years as the executive editor of a magazine for teachers. For the past four or five years, I have turned my focus to working with self-published authors on both fiction and nonfiction projects. I have a passion for excellence and a deep appreciation for the creativity and determination of today's writers.

My goal is always to preserve and enhance your individual voice while making your writing as strong and accurate as possible. Whether you need developmental feedback, in-depth line editing, or a final polish, I'm here to help you present your passions clearly and bring your project to its full potential. My process includes noting more complex issues in sidebar comments and tracking all changes I make to your manuscript so that you can easily approve or reject them.

I work with both new and seasoned authors in a variety of genres, including inspirational nonfiction, self-help, contemporary and YA fiction, romance, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, personal essay/memoir, and poetry. Each author and each book receives my full attention and support, and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with every one. I can't wait to meet you and your manuscript!
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Inspirational Nature
Fiction
Christian Fiction Contemporary Fiction Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

May, 2020 — Present

Copyediting
Developmental editing
Proofreading
Author support

Upwork

Jan, 2017 — Present

Writing and editing books, blogposts, and articles
Researching and verifying information
Submitting polished work by established deadlines

Written on My Heart

Jan, 2017 — Oct, 2019 (over 2 years)

Compiling and editing material from contributors
Strategizing content, themes, and design
Communicating with contributors and subscribers
Researching and writing bimonthly columns

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