I have been working as a development and copy editor for more than fifteen years. My experience ranges from being the Asia Desk editor for an international news agency to writing a biography of Beyoncé. As a freelancer I have worked for prestigious (and exacting!) publishing companies, academics, and students all over the world, and now specialize in helping self-publishing fiction authors, especially first-timers. I have edited sets for stand-up comedians, children's stories about the misadventures of guinea pigs, and sci-fi featuring cannibals on the Moon.
I particularly enjoy working one on one with authors to help them develop their unique voice, make their text dynamic and compelling, and help them reach the audience they deserve.
The two services I most commonly offer are development editing and copy editing, but I am happy to offer proofreading and editorial assessment as well.
Here are a few testimonials from writers I have worked with:
"I am really impressed with the work you have put into it. I feel that your edit will certainly bring out the best in my novel."
PM, thriller writer
"Thanks so much for this—this is tremendous work. I’m very pleased with the final product and I have no questions or comments. Cheers and thanks for all your hard work!"
RS, science fiction writer
"Thanks so much for this and all the work you've done on the draft. Having been through the earlier parts I can see what an amazing job you've done on it all."
LT, thriller writer
One of my clients, the fantasy/YA writer Jessica Turnbull, wrote a blog post about her experience working with me: "Why Self Publishers Need a Professional Editor" (January 20, 2019).
I also have a long list of publishing clients, specializing in art history, history, design, fashion, illustration, photography, and business and management titles.
- Editor of Fused by Dr James Manning, Winner of the Biography/Autobiography category at the New England Book Festival of 2016
I am a freelance editor and proofreader working for book publishers, magazines, self-publishing authors, book packagers and academics. I work in both fiction and non-fiction.
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