Tiffany Avery

Tiffany Avery – Editor

I have an MA in English and a drive to make stories shine. I do developmental edits, copyedits, and proofreading for thrillers and memoirs.

Overview

My only goal is to support you and your project. I can help your writing shine while staying true to your intention, personal style, and voice. I’ll clean up the grammar, clarify inconsistencies, omit redundancies, and improve the overall flow of the writing. While doing so, I’ll keep my communication with you positive, professional, and encouraging.


I’ve worked on over a dozen books as an editor at Pages & Pie Publishing, from fiction to creative nonfiction. One of these books won a Clarion Award. I have an MA in English (Professional and Technical Writing), and I've worked at several other places as an editor. In addition, I'm an avid reader and writer. I have had a few short stories published, and I know what it's like to be on the receiving end of edits. I understand the hard work and passion you've put into your manuscript, and I will treat it - and you - with respect.


On a personal level, I am the mom of two girls, I enjoy exercising and trying to live healthy, I have an obsession with historic covered bridges, and I am in the National Guard.


Now on to my passion: editing books! The first step for any book is usually a developmental edit, where I’ll assess the overall structure of the story. During this edit, I will cover the following:


· Is your opening strong and does it engage your reader? How about the ending? Does the ending leave the reader with more questions than answers?

· Are your characters likeable (when they should be) and described memorably?

· Is your plot clear, well-paced, and free from coincidences or conveniences that detract from the believability of the story?

· Are there any holes, gaps, or inconsistencies (from the minute details such as hair color to the larger issues, like timelines)?

· Fact checking—I’ll make sure anything tied to the real world is correct.

· If you’ve built a large world, I can help with a manuscript-specific style guide to keep all the characters, rules of the world, and other stylistic choices straight while editing.


If a line edit is needed, I can also do that. This is where each sentence is scrutinized to make sure it is clear, necessary, and structured correctly. I’ll also consider word choices and keep a lookout for redundant words or phrases. Writers should aim for original content, so I will point out cliché phrases, idioms that may not be widely understood, or other expressions that may need to be changed.


Edits won’t be finished until you are satisfied. Then, a proofread will need to be done. This is where the final product is polished. I can also provide proofreading for your manuscript to ensure it is error free.


I’ll do this all on your timeline. I have excellent organizational skills and I work well with set deadlines.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Psychological Thriller
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • ACES Certificate in Editing

Work experience

Pages & Pie Publishing

Aug, 2020 — Present

I provide developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading for fiction and nonfiction books. I work closely with authors to meet their needs, perfect their book, and ensure their manuscript is error free and ready for publication. I work on the author's timeline and communicate frequently with them to ensure their questions are answered and the project moves along at a pace they are comfortable with.

International Association of Assessing Officers

Aug, 2021 — Aug, 2022 (about 1 year)

Copyedited and formatted educational materials for property assessors and appraisers, including promotional materials, website content, educational manuals, computer-based training, and more. I worked with subject matter experts to develop written training materials that aligned with established standards, all while keeping projects on track to meet deadlines. I also developed an in-house style guide and used other style guides frequently while editing.

Applied Measurement Professionals

Jan, 2013 — Jul, 2015 (over 2 years)

I edited licensing and certification exams for industry professionals, from nursing to construction to real estate. I worked closely with a team to ensure all tests were quality checked and published without errors.

Portfolio

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
The Other AJ Hartford

Michael, Addison

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Tiffany has 18 reviews

Professionalism

Quality

Value

Responsiveness

Dan R.

Dan R.

Jul, 2024

Tiffany Avery was absolutely the right choice for editor of this project. She expressed professional enthusiasm throughout the process and gifted me her genuine interest and commitment. She was communicative, reasonably priced, and provided numerous substantial edits which helped to perfect the final product. I absolutely recommend her and Reedsy to any other authors!
Baldwin G.

Baldwin G.

Jun, 2024

I was impressed by the professional contribution that Tiffany made to my manuscript "The Climate Risk". To improve the lay-out she re-arranged the story in appropriate chapters. This is going to help the presentation of the manuscript for printing. She also adapted the language to U.S. Chicago style which will more suitable for an American audience. Although her brief was for proof reading she ...
Read more
Scott W.

Scott W.

May, 2024

Tiffany was a great find. For anyone looking for assistance on there book I highly recommend her. She brought a lot of wonderful insist to my project. I thank her for a job well done.
Ethan J.

Ethan J.

May, 2024

Tiffany did incredible work on my novel! She was efficient, excellent at communicating, and very professional. Her comments were spot-on, thoughtful, and engaging. My book is in much better shape because of her. Highly recommend!
Troy A.

Troy A.

May, 2024

Tiffany provided an intelligent review of my sample chapter, I reasoned, that if she was as proficient with the edit, as she was with the review, she would be the perfect choice. She was very professional and I would highly recommend her.
Tiffany A.
Thank you, Troy. This book was a lot of fun! It opened my eyes and taught me a few things that I didn't know. Thank you!

Sign up to read more reviews

Create a free Reedsy account to connect with Tiffany and thousands of other publishing professionals on Reedsy.

Professionals similar to Tiffany

Get a range of offers by requesting quotes from multiple professionals.

Shire Brown

Shire B.

A fiction/non-fiction editor with wide-ranging interests, I specialize in refining the elements of good writing: voice, style, and grammar.

Berkeley, CA, USA

100% reply rate

View profile
Katherine Kinast

Katherine K.

I'm a meticulous copy editor and proofreader who was formerly on the editorial staff at The New Yorker.

New York, NY, USA

100% reply rate

View profile
Lisa Edwards

Lisa E.

Editor and publisher with 28 years' experience in children's publishing. Published The Hunger Games, His Dark Materials, Horrible Histories.

Worthing, UK

100% reply rate

View profile