Rozi Doci - Editor

Rozi Doci - Editor – Editor

Developmental and Copy Editor | Committed to Supporting Female Authors | Romance. Mystery. Memoirs.

Overview

I'm a seasoned editor and book coach with over 15 years of experience across various genres and industries.


I am a detail-driven and passionate partner committed to helping you succeed in your publishing journey.


I analyze manuscripts holistically, identify areas that require improvement, and offer suggestions to help you refine your ideas and create a compelling story. I believe in maintaining honest communication throughout the editing process.


You can expect me to challenge you in hopes of bringing out the best version of your story.


I provide feedback in the style and depth that works for you- based on preferences we discuss along the way.



TESTIMONIALS


“I’m so glad I got to work with Rozi. Aside from the fact that she’s a true professional who knows what she’s doing, she delivers feedback in a clear and respectful manner. She provides explanations for her edits and suggestions, and her explanations teach you how to improve your current project and your future work. She’s thorough and accurate. I definitely recommend working with her. I know I will work with her again.”

- Cortney Raymond, literary fiction writer

Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Contemporary Romance Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing Parenting & Families Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • aces Member
Certifications
  • B.A. Journalism and Linguistics, NYU
  • Copy Editing Certificate, Emerson College
  • Developmental Editing, UCLA
  • MA International Crime and Justice

Work experience

The Developmental

Jun, 2021 — Present

I offer comprehensive editing services that cover every step of the process for both aspiring and established authors, in fiction and non-fiction. I help writers develop, structure and brainstorm ideas. I also offer line editing, copyediting and proofreading for long and short form works.

Penguin Random House

Mar, 2006 — Jan, 2013 (almost 7 years)

Acquired and edited contemporary fiction titles with critical and bestselling potential, and identified categories to explore for growth potential. Worked with writers to develop and finalize manuscripts, from substantive structural feedback to line edits, and engage and partner with them on a fully realized publishing campaign.

Time Inc. /American Express

Feb, 2013 — Jun, 2016 (over 3 years)

Oversaw the management and production of various travel and lifestyle titles within Time Inc. umbrella. Provided structural, developmental and line editing. Pitched, researched and contributed digital content.

Reedsy

Jan, 2013 — Present

I provide developmental, structural, copy and line editing for fiction and memoirs/self-help.

I’d love to work with you if you:
➡️ Have a great story.
➡️ Love to write and believe a “revision is one step closer to done.”
➡️ Want to create strong, complex female characters.
➡️ Are not a fan of cliches and familiar plot lines.
➡️ Want to become a published author because you have something to share with the world.
➡️ Believe that as your editor, my goal is to help you enhance your story, not change it.

I have an honest, direct, and collaborative approach. I’m obsessed with details and rules. I’ll tell you what the “rule” is and you can choose whether to apply it or not.

If you think we’d be a good match for a collaboration, message me and tell me more about your book.

Portfolio

Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
Will There Be Wine?: A Novel

Cubbison, Whitney

Copy Editing
Developmental Editing
Made with Reedsy
The Mystery of Race (The Ace Compeers Book 2)

Bhandari, Rita

Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
Winter Meets Summer

Noyes, Christine

Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
The Meaning of Okay

Raymond, Cortney

Developmental Editing
The Holiday Swap

Knox, Maggie

Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Rozi has 13 reviews

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Marjorie G.

Marjorie G.

Jan, 2024

I could not recommend Rozi's services enough, I decided to try my hand at writing 5 years ago, when a retired from a full teaching career. I decided to publish my third novel, and turned to Reedsy for some professional support. Right away I knew Rozi was my first choice for my special project. Her educational and professional background is impeccable, and I felt she could best support my needs...
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Rozi D.
Marjorie, it's been such a privilege to be part of your writing journey and to see your novel evolve. In addition to the terrific story you created, your openness to feedback and dedication to enha...
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Aaron H.

Aaron H.

Jul, 2023

I was hoping to work with other editors before rating Rozi, as this was my first time working with an editor. (Reedsy told me I have 7 days left to review. So here I am.) So take my 4 stars with a grain of salt. My reasoning, I was told reoccurring offenses or suggestions would not be highlighted in later chapters and that it was up to me to find them based on the already pointed out suggestio...
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Rozi D.
Aaron, thank you for your feedback and the positive ratings. I enjoyed working on your manuscript and chatting about our mutual love of Italy. That said, I want to address some of the inaccuracies ...
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Christine N.

Christine N.

May, 2023

Wow! I was hoping to be challenged to write the best possible manuscript and Rozi proved to be the right person for the job! Her communication has been excellent and the level of detail is keeping me on my toes. I have confidence that, using her suggestions, my finished manuscript will be much more compelling. I highly recommend her! Thank you, Rozi!
Rozi D.
Thank you so much for your kind words and glowing review, Christine! It was a pleasure working with you, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to have contributed to your writing journey. I'm thrill...
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Natasha S.

Natasha S.

Apr, 2023

Rozi gave me so much insight into my manuscript and really took the time to breakdown all of the areas to work on. The thorough analysis has given me a lot to work with and as I go through the edits, I can tell each note was made carefully and with consideration of the story's improvement. Rozi was a wonderful editor and I look forward to future collaborations.
Rozi D.
Natasha, thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure working on your manuscript and I look forward to seeing your book published soon!
Kelly Vandersluis M.

Kelly Vandersluis M.

Apr, 2023

Rozi is incredible. She is so organized in her feedback, and I feel like she really read and cared about my manuscript. She is everything you want in an editor.
Rozi D.
Kelly working on your manuscript was a true pleasure and I'm thrilled to team up again for a round of copyediting. You're a wonderful writer, and I look forward to continuing to support you on your...
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