My services for authors include manuscript critique and analysis, line editing, copyediting, query letter and synopsis editing, and jacket copy writing and editing. Are you an author getting ready to self-publish or submit to agents? Email me for a free manuscript evaluation and sample edit or critique.
You can learn more about my services for authors on my website, which also lists my rates. Before I start work, you'll know exactly what type of work I'll do and how much it will cost, with deadlines and other details laid out in a contract that's written in plain English. I will deliver top-notch editing on time, for a fair price, with no surprises. I always offer a free manuscript evaluation for fiction, and if I don’t think I’m the best editor for your project, I’ll let you know right away.
I was previously the director of BookLife Reviews and a senior reviews editor for Publishers Weekly. I know books inside and out, and I know the indie publishing process from start to finish. I would love to put my talents and knowledge to work for you.
Here are just a few testimonials from my past clients:
"Rose edited A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark for me and they caught a number of problems that I hadn’t even conceived of. Super smart. Highly recommended." —Harry Connolly, author of the Twenty Palaces series and the Great Way series
"You were always quick to respond while consistently keeping me involved in the process and encouraged. You showed a great capacity to tackle everything from the broadest elements hindering a story to the tiniest syntactical issues." —H.Z. Ilmi, author of The 33rd Marriage of Donia Nour
"Your criticism triggered my metamorphosis from a keyboard-pounding, self-published author to a professional writer who respects both the craft and dedication it demands.... With your expert guidance, along with a lot of work, I took what was a good story and turned it into a good book." —R.T. Kaelin, author of the Children of the White Lions series
"You’ve pushed me further than any other person who has critiqued this manuscript. So I’m very grateful." —Lisa Wynn, unpublished author
"Thanks for your obviously deep reading of the book… I can already feel the better book this is going to become." —Peter Mackey, unpublished author
I created and oversaw BookLife Reviews, a service providing professional, unbiased reviews of self-published books. This project gave me valuable experience with helping self-published authors take on the immense challenge of marketing their books in a very competitive ecosystem.
I edited the SF/Fantasy/Horror and Romance/Erotica sections of Publishers Weekly, covering 24 books a week. Through my years at PW, reading and reviewing over 100 books myself and editing thousands of reviews, I developed a deep familiarity with these genres and the book publishing world.
I’m a freelance editor with over 20 years of experience. I’ve worked on novels, short stories, news articles, book reviews, art books, cookbooks, and more.