I'm a word nerd who works both sides of the desk--as an editor and a writer. I've been a professional editor for 30 years, and I've worked on everything from news and feature articles to book-length fiction to short fiction to book-length nonfiction. I've worked as a freelancer for several publishing houses and I've worked directly with many published, unpublished, and contracted-to-be-published authors.
I specialize in commercial/genre fiction, particularly all subgenres of romance.
I have a philosophy as an editor: It's my job to help you express your unique voice in the cleanest, most effective way possible. It's not my job to suggest you write your book the way I'd write it. I want your voice to shine through, because the world needs your voice and your stories! So when I work with you, your voice and your vision are my priorities.
I'm very communicative with my clients. I check in to keep you in the loop about what and how I'm doing so you don't need to wonder, and I'm happy to chat with you at any time if you have questions or concerns or just want to talk about books. :) I love to be a resource. Because I'm an author myself, I understand how challenging it is to put your work into the world, so I want to help you feel confident and accomplished. After all, if you've gotten to the stage of hiring an editor, you've written a book! You've done something many people say they want to do, but don't. Yay for you!
I hope we can work together.
NOTE: When you attach a sample to the request, I prefer to see the beginning of your story, rather than a sample from somewhere in the middle.
- Two-time winner of Golden Leaf Award for Best Long Contemporary Romance Novel
- Member of American Mensa
- Member of Editorial Freelancers Association
- Member of ACES: The Society for Editing
- Member of The Authors Guild
- Member of Women's Fiction Writers Association
- Member of Contemporary Romance Writers
I provide copy editing, developmental editing, proofreading, and writing-coach services.
Hollan Publishing/Literary Partners Group
Edit novels, short stories, nonfiction, children’s books, poetry collections, puzzle books, novelty books, and graphic novels, adhering to "Chicago Manual of Style"
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