Congratulations on finishing your book!
Are you ready for the next step with The Editing Pen? The editing process really can be enjoyable and educational. (It’s true!) You have a story, and I’d like to help you get it out there to readers.
Editing Pen will help you with coaching, developmental editing, copyediting, or proofreading to clean up your manuscript and enhance the story you need to tell. If a beta read is all you need (so poetic!), then I offer comments and suggestions to tighten your story and freshen those characters. I have a background in teaching and love supporting new or established writers. More information here.
Let’s talk about what you need, and I’ll take a quick look at your manuscript and provide a quote and free sample for you. Authors’ books are frequently Tweeted, posted in Facebook groups, and added to ePen eNews.
Specialties include mysteries, romance, paranormal, sci-fi, and cozy mysteries. Contact me at the e-mail below, and let’s chat about your project.
While you are waiting for your editing or proofreading, take a look around the website. The writing page has author resources, helpful blogs, and self-publishing information. Kick back and enjoy book reviews and recommendations, writing tips, author interviews, guest posts, and contests. Don’t forget to brew a cup of coffee or tea. I’m a big fan of both and would love to chat with you about beans and leaves.
Bonus: When your author friend signs up for developmental/coaching or copyediting and mentions your name, YOU receive a discount on your next edit. How cool is that?
Offering critique and analysis of Form, Style, and Structure, including Plot, Character, Thought/Theme, Language, Melody, Spectacle. Coaching includes suggestions and guidance about character development, goals, obstacles, secondary characters, use of dialogue and sensory description, narrative voice, pacing, tone. Includes a free PDF of P.A.S.T.O. Does your story have P.A.S.T.O.?
Editing and Proofreading
These are separate stages in the editing process. Once your manuscript has gone through the copyedit level of fixing sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, confusing phrases, sentence variety, paragraph placement and more, it’s time to proofread. Proofreading involves that last look before you send off your document. I’ll look at punctuation, spelling, uniform fonts, names, quote marks, and overall tidiness. I’m happy to offer a free sample so we can discuss which stage is best for you.