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Michelle Horn

Michelle Horn - Editor

Writer's ally. Professional editor offers insightful, friendly edits.

Overview

Here is what others have had to say about working with me. There are more on the About Me page of my website, www.excellentedits.com.

“Michelle did a great job, really the kind of edit I imagined in my mind before this even started."

“Michelle has an amazing eye for detail...Michelle went beyond what I expected and added great value.”—B. Bansal (Author, nonfiction)

“Michelle is a wonderful fiction editor. She has a keen eye for consistency and the ability to find great solutions for plot dilemmas.” —C.R. Preston (Author, fiction)

“You are truly a professional editor: organized, detailed, and conscientious.”—D. Stocco, designer

“Michelle found things that we completely missed. Once I read the story again, I was impressed at how well the story read.”— S. Smith (Author, fiction)

How can I help you? I offer several levels of edits depending on your goals and your budget.

The most important aspect of your work is the story you tell. I offer an editing package that will review your work from a broad perspective. For a fiction book, this includes feedback about the plot, characters, setting, storytelling elements, and point of view. For a nonfiction book, this includes feedback about logic, order, presentation, clarity, and relevance. This edit can be bundled with a copy edit or be a standalone service. I also offer a copy edit, which will check for grammar, usage, punctuation, and spelling according to the style guide you need for your publishing goals.

I would love to hear from you and give you a free sample.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Christian Classics Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Inspirational Literature Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing History

Work experience

Professional editor

Excellent Edits

July, 2005 – Present (almost 12 years)

Helping writers polish their works. Clients include publishers and independent authors as well as Fortune 500 businesses.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

The Spanish Guru

C R Preston

Welcome to the world of Leborio Borzelini, guru by day and gigolo by night. Followed by a dubious entourage, Leborio sets off on a journey to find his destiny. Love triangles, stolen diamonds, and secret investigations are just a few of the ingredients making up this wonderfully kooky story.

Welcome to the world of Leborio Borzelini, guru by day and gigolo by night. Followed by a dubious entourage, Leborio sets off on a journey to find his destiny. Love triangles, stolen diamonds, and secret investigations are just a few of the ingredients making up this wonderfully kooky story.

The Ostrich Farmer

C R Preston

In the second book of this series, Leborio Borzelini sets on a journey through Africa to find the estate he’s inherited and become a celebrated landowner and diamond magnate. But his dreams may yet again be larger than his means. In the company of new friends and a few old friends, the former Spanish guru confronts his true nature in the heart of the Gabonese jungle. Will Leborio always land o... read more

In the second book of this series, Leborio Borzelini sets on a journey through Africa to find the estate he’s inherited and become a celebrated landowner and diamond magnate. But his dreams may yet again be larger than his means. In the company of new friends and a few old friends, the former Spanish guru confronts his true nature in the heart of the Gabonese jungle. Will Leborio always land o... read more

Sudan

Ninie Hammon, Art Ayris

IS A FATHER'S LOVE STRONGER THAN THE CHAINS OF SLAVERY?Sudan 2000. The largest nation in Africa has become a killing field. Two million tribal people are dead, victims of a brutal civil war or massacred by their own government in systematic, cold-blooded genocide. But that's not why human rights photojournalist Ron Wolfson is risking his life there. He's chasing action and danger on a differen... read more

IS A FATHER'S LOVE STRONGER THAN THE CHAINS OF SLAVERY?Sudan 2000. The largest nation in Africa has become a killing field. Two million tribal people are dead, victims of a brutal civil war or massacred by their own government in systematic, cold-blooded genocide. But that's not why human rights photojournalist Ron Wolfson is risking his life there. He's chasing action and danger on a differen... read more

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