Tara M.

Tara M. - Editor

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Highly skilled developmental editor with an inquisitive style. Specialty: non-fiction. I help first-time authors publish their best story!

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Overview

Where can you find a developmental editor that you can work with on a personal level to take your story to the next level?

Look no further! My name is Tara M. I offer developmental editing services for your manuscripts to help improve the quality of your storytelling. I also provide services for turning your transcripts into manuscripts (first polished draft).

I am a Non-fiction editor with extensive experience in many subjects (i.e. Marketing, Business, Memoirs, Health & well-being, Self-help, Culture, Travel, Hospitality) for a wide variety of authors. My editing work has resulted in more than five books (memoirs/travel, hospitality, marketing, business & mindset coaching, self-help, sociology).

My critiquing style is positive, uplifting, honest and encompasses a more direct style of feedback. I ensure I'm 100% onboard with your vision, and I make it a priority to have a full understanding of the direction that your book will take. Holistic feedback will be provided about your book that will guide you through rewriting your next draft.

I am an honest & reliable worker and enjoy collaborating with authors! I also deliver impeccable editing services that aligns with your expected timelines.

Also, a seasoned Marketing & Project Manager. Expert editing skills, precise attention to detail, and creative writing skills makes me a prime professional for developmental editing & writing projects.

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“Every little piece of Tara’s feedback felt invaluable. It was Tara’s critical thinking along with the questions she put forth that sparked the most important revisions. Tara’s feedback and expertise is truly like having an equal partner working with me to take my manuscript to the next level of success.” – Theodore M. (Author)


“Tara M. handled my manuscript (a dynamic subject on marketing & business) with all the top-notch qualities one would look for in a developmental editor – sharp eagle eyes, expert writing & grammatical knowledge, very meticulous, honest recommendations, diligence and prompt. I highly recommend her services and intend to work with her again.” -Bobby Klinck (Author)


“Tara’s developmental editorial skills are notably vigilant. Her expert suggestions work to enhance the quality of the writing & the craft of storytelling. Her mastery of story development is of equal value when it involves works of hospitality, culture, and business. An incredibly diligent editor who cares about the success of published works, with an acute eye for detail.” -Dave D. (Author)



Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Health & Wellbeing
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Sociology
Travel

Certifications

  • Editing Certificate
  • Creative writing and publishing certificate

Awards

  • Excellence in Editing Award

Work experience

Developmental Editor & Medical Fact Specialist

Kot Copyediting & Proofreading Inc.
May, 2021 – Present (over 1 year)

Developmental editing for manuscripts. Also turn transcripts into manuscripts (first polished draft), which involves rewriting and much more.

Work with authors to iron out “big picture” issues in their manuscripts, including structure, form, character, logical flow, theme and organization of ideas. Assess manuscripts on a broad level regarding detailed aspects of writing (grammar, punctuation, word choice, and consistency). Developmental editing focused on wider story elements. Recommendations on content development and reshaping story.

Fact checking a wide variety of communications based on medical and pharmaceutical content. Review citation labels and references against source material to ensure accuracy. Research medical terms and various conditions. Ensuring adherence to client’s style guides. Correcting citation labels to align with writing style.

Book Editor

Diverse Publishers and Authors
June, 2019 – Present (over 3 years)

Developmental editing for manuscripts to help improve the quality of the author's storytelling. Also turn transcripts into manuscripts (first polished draft), which involves line editing & much more.

Work with authors to iron out “big picture” issues in their manuscripts, including structure, form, character, logical flow, theme and organization of ideas. Assess manuscripts on a broad level regarding detailed aspects of writing (grammar, punctuation, word choice, and consistency). Developmental editing is mainly focused on wider story elements. Suggestions made based on where book needs more work.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Stop Overthinking

Nick Trenton

Overcome negative thought patterns, reduce stress, and live a worry-free life.Overthinking is the biggest cause of unhappiness. Don't get stuck in a never-ending thought loop. Stay present and keep your mind off things that don't matter, and never will.Break free of your self-imposed mental prison.Stop Overthinking is a book that understands where you’ve been through,the exhausting situation y... read more

Overcome negative thought patterns, reduce stress, and live a worry-free life.Overthinking is the biggest cause of unhappiness. Don't get stuck in a never-ending thought loop. Stay present and keep your mind off things that don't matter, and never will.Break free of your self-imposed mental prison.Stop Overthinking is a book that understands where you’ve been through,the exhausting situation y... read more

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