A do-it-all editor of 10+ years and 100+ titles, my specialty is helping authors build, shape, and refine their novels. Through thorough and thoughtful editor's essays and margin notes, my feedback both strengthens your story as it is and reveals what it could be. Feedback from me is both extensive -- usually 10,000 or more words of feedback -- and highly collaborative. You want your work to be great. That makes two of us.
At this time I'm primarily interested in editorial assessments and developmental editing projects, though copy/line editing and proofing exceptions can be made for promising works. Send me your most beloved sections as a sample. I can't wait to talk with you about it.
Notable authors/books that I've worked with in the past include:
Paul Pen, "Light of the Fireflies"
Corina Bowman, "The Moonlit Garden", "Storm Rose", and "Butterfly Island"
▪ Moonlit Garden was a #1 Kindle Bestseller
David Machado, "The Shelf Life of Happiness"
▪ Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature (2015)
Provided developmental and line edits for 30+ titles. Genres include: translations, fantasy, romance, crime, fantasy, horror, women's and contemporary literature
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