Health Communications, Inc., publisher of the original Chicken Soup for the Soul series
Working for a smaller traditional publisher gave me the opportunity to learn many aspects of publishing that I wouldn't have been able to with a mega publisher, including reading hundreds of query letters and book proposals, collaborating with authors to improve their manuscripts, writing and editing book descriptions, catalog copy, and marketing material, and proofreading manuscript, book covers, and ancillary material.
As a freelance editor and proofreader, I have worked with traditional publishers, self-published authors, and independent book packagers on nonfiction subjects ranging from memoirs to alternative medical treatments to self-help. I have assisted authors with reality-based novels as well as more traditional fiction genres. I also specialize in helping nonfiction authors polish their book proposals in preparation for querying agents and publishers.
As an editorial specialist, I offer my clients the opportunity to take their work to the next level. I believe in maintaining each author's unique voice while helping them create and polish every sentence to make it the best it can be.
Writers are often too close to their own work to be objective about what they've written, and one of my fortés is my ability to home in on writing weaknesses and help writers convey their message in the most powerful way possible—regardless of the subject matter.
Whether helping an author organize ideas before writing begins or during the writing process, fine-tuning details such as spelling, punctuation, syntax, word choice, and organization of ideas, proofreading for errors in a manuscript before or after typesetting, or polishing a book proposal, I work in a collaborative and supportive environment that allows authors to achieve the most professional quality possible in their work.
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