My Editing Philosophy
Hiring someone to edit your manuscript—your masterpiece—is a big decision. It’s also a monetary investment, so you want to make sure that you hire the right person and pay for the appropriate type of editorial services. You want someone who has a great deal of experience editing books in your genre and understands the ins and outs of the publishing process. During my career, I have worked on corporate communications, including newsletters, insurance proposals, marketing materials, websites, and résumés, as well as supplemental teacher materials, but books are my passion! I have edited nearly 300 books—both fiction and nonfiction—in my 20+ years
of experience, and I’m proficient in the Chicago Manual of Style. Moreover, I can assure you that I am genuine, collaborative, diplomatic, and meticulous in my work, and I take pride in my high standards of excellence, strong work ethic, and integrity in business transactions.
I understand that you might be apprehensive about hiring someone that you may never meet in person and may only communicate with via email, Zoom, or a phone call. You might be concerned that an editor will take away your voice and alter your manuscript until it’s completely unrecognizable to you. But that’s not what I’m here to do. I believe that the author-editor relationship is a collaborative one. I understand the hours you’ve put into writing your manuscript. I get that it’s your “baby” and an expression of your creative soul. My only goal is to improve the work you’ve already done. I can look at the text objectively, just like your readers will. And based on my extensive experience, I can offer advice on how to make it flow better, enhance the word choice, and provide suggestions to improve clarity.
No matter what type of editing you need, you can be assured that I will bring my “A game” to the table. I can promise you that I’ll give your manuscript the same attention to detail and high standards of quality that I give to each project I work on. We’re on the same team, and our goal is to make your book the very best it can be. If you’d like to see what some former clients have said after working with me, go to the Feedback page. If you’d like to read more about the types of editorial services I offer, head over to the Services page. If you’re ready to tell me more about your project and send me a sample to review, click here to contact me.