Fiction • Nonfiction • Academic • Religious
Editors do not edit because they thrive on correcting writers; they edit because they value the written word and its latent power and drama.
I edit fiction, academic, nonfiction, and technical and science writing, bringing to this task thirty years of experience and a lifelong love of the English language. I edit both US and UK English, and am fluent with the major style guides, such as the Chicago Manual of Style and the Oxford Style Guide.
As an editor, I work with writers to focus on their story: plot development, fleshing-out characters, creating a world that can be seen and experienced, and surprising the reader with the unexpected story twist.
I offer several levels of editing, depending on the needs of the writer.
Fiction Book EditingThis category includes crime thrillers, mysteries, fantasy, and sci-fi. My editing includes line-by-line editing, story editing, and stylistic editing (grammar, punctuation, etc.). My specialties are character development, plotting and storylines, writing with the senses, and developing evil, vile villains.
All writers should seek an editor before attempting publication, whether through an agent or self-publishing. The trick is finding an editor with whom you mesh.
Nonfiction Book EditingTo view a list of nonfiction books I have recently edited, please click on the item below.
Nonfiction Book Editing
Memoir Book Editing
Academic Book EditingTo view a list of academic books I have recently edited, copyedited, or proofed, please click on the item below.
Academic Book Editing
Academic Book Copy Editing
Academic Book Proofreading
Catholic Book EditingI have edited numerous Catholic-specific books, a narrow discipline but one close to my heart. Please click the link below to see a list of these titles.
Catholic Book Editing
Faith-Based Book EditingI have edited numerous faith-based books and metaphysical books, dealing with denominational faiths as well as spirituality and consciousness. Please click the link below to see a list of these titles.
Journal Article EditingI edit articles for professional journals around the world.
Journal Article Editing