I work with new and experienced writers on nonfiction book projects including memoir, psychology, art, history, nursing, library science, spirituality, memoir, and prescriptive (“how to” or instructional) nonfiction, handbooks, manuals, and more. I’ve also worked with authors to perfect short-form essays, articles, and short stories.
One of my gifts as an editor is to hear what the reader will hear, so you—the author—can tell the story you mean to tell. I help clients see where even simple changes can better communicate their ideas completely and accurately, to maintain the flow of the story and carry the reader through to the end.
As a published author myself, I know the value of a good editor! I can help you to:
· Organize your ideas into a finished product (developmental editing)
· Revise and rewrite so you can be sure that what you've written is what you meant to say (line editing)
· Ensure grammar, punctuation and other style elements match your required style guide or house style (copy editing)
· Or just be that last "pair of fresh eyes" to double-check for mistakes (copy editing and proofreading)
I look forward to hearing more about your writing project and working together to tell your story.
Amalgamated Story works with publishers, new and experienced authors, academics and teachers, businesses, as well as educational, arts, and other nonprofit organizations on many kinds of writing and editing projects. I work with both professional and novice authors on books and e-books (mostly nonfiction, including academic and scholarly books, memoirs, history, self-help, how-to ... you name it, as well as some long and short fiction), white papers, annual reports, websites, grant proposals, product descriptions, and other marketing materials. I am a careful and accurate editor with the ability to manage a wide variety of projects, both short and long. I am also a published author.
One of my gifts as an editor is to hear what the reader will hear, so you—the author—can tell the story you mean to tell. Sometimes a writer knows what they intend so well that it doesn't end up on the page! Or they understand their ideas so well that they don't see how their words could be misinterpreted. I help clients see where even simple changes can better communicate their ideas completely and accurately, to maintain the flow of the story and carry the reader through to the end.
Some recent projects include:
• Copy editing for academic books on psychology, nursing, history, child development, library and information science, and other topics
• Writing career guides for high school students
• Developmental editing for books of literary fiction, magic realist and fantasy fiction, and genre fiction
• Developmental editing for nonfiction books, such as art therapy, company handbooks, B2B books, how-to books (prescriptive nonfiction), annual reports, and more.
• Copy editing for academic journals on art, education, and writing across the curriculum
• Copy editing for social science and education dissertations and theses
• Writing supplemental material for text books at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, including multiple choice assessments, alt-text, e-reader text, etc.
I am based in New Hampshire and work remotely with clients around the world. My clients are pleased with and grateful for my communication skills, attention to detail, high quality work, and ability to meet or beat deadlines.
I look forward to working with you.
Prior to starting my own writing and editing business, I served as editor of a university magazine for seven years. In that role, I wrote, edited, and helped shepherd countless long and short stories on the work being done by faculty, students, and alumni. It was important to maintain a tone that appealed to and was understood by a general audience. It was my goal, as editor, to represent the university well as an academic institution, the faculty as creators of new knowledge, the students as active and engaged learners, and the alumni as productive citizens making great contributions to the world. The best complement I received in this role was when an alum I knew personally told me: I didn't know you were editing the magazine. I just noticed I was looking forward to reading it now.
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10+ years of developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading experience with traditionally published and prospective authors.
I am a fiction writer, a life-long educator, and an editor who works hard to help other writers find their voice.