I am a freelance editor who has been in the publishing business for over twenty-five years. I got my undergrad in elementary education at Texas A&M. I realized pretty quickly teaching eight-year-olds was not in my wheelhouse and went back to school to get my master's in English. Shortly afterward I began working as a freelance proofreader and editor. Over the years I have worked for multiple publishing houses and with many individual clients.
I specialize in line editing, copy editing, and substantive editing, but I also do some proofing on the side. I work on lots of different genres, including novels (historical and contemporary), picture books, Christian living, humor, business, finance and business, politics, cookbooks. I really love it all, and I have found that working on a variety of genres and topics keeps me sharp and entertained, which makes work a pleasure and every new project an adventure.
My passion is to work with authors to make their books the very best they can be and to make their voice and vision for their work come alive. It's no small thing to finally put pen to page and write the book you've always been dreaming of writing, and then it's even more stressful to turn your baby over to a stranger to take their red pen to it and critique it. It's a very vulnerable position to be in, and I consider it a privilege when someone entrusts their work to me. It's my job to hone a story so that your work can shine!
Getting a quote: I prefer to work with a flat fee, so when you contact me if you would give me a word count and a time frame and some idea of the kind of work you are looking for, that would an awesome starting place. If you don't know the answer to that last question, that's okay. We can figure that out together and then I can give you more details about the process and what it would cost.
I am looking forward to helping you make your dream of being a published author come true with a quality of work you can always be proud of!