What I Do

I specialize in editing science fiction and fantasy of all lengths. Not sure which type of editing is right for you?  Contact me!

Manuscript Evaluation

  • Assessing the manuscript's strengths and weaknesses
  • Reporting on the effectiveness of key story elements like characterization, dialogue, setting, plot, point of view, voice, tone, style, and more
  • Suggesting changes in a detailed report, including example comments directly on the ms
  • Providing information on relevant resources to help authors improve their craft

Substantive/Structural Editing

  • Assessing content, structure, and tone
  • Correcting to ensure consistent voice, logical presentation, and flow
  • Ensuring a cohesive plot with convincing characters, setting and dialogue

Copy Editing

  • Checking grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Eliminating typos
  • Ensuring consistency of usage, including consistent spelling of in-world names and terms

Sensitivity Reading

  • Bisexuality
  • Depression, especially PPD
  • Fat characters/body image
  • Motherhood
  • Chronic pain

The above services are intended for completed manuscripts only. For guidance with incomplete manuscripts or developing story ideas, consider mentoring as an option.

Mentoring

  • Guidance for story/plot/character development etc
  • Help with query letters, author bios, synopses and other submission requirements
  • Sensitivity reading for issues at the planning stages and flagging material that might be problematic


Not sure if your story is ready for editing? Check out this guide.

Please note: Depending on content, level of craft, current schedule and many other reasons, I may pass on working on your project. I will always do my best to help you find the resources you need, including referrals to other editors. Additionally, if I've done substantive work on your ms, I am unlikely to copy edit that project later on because I will no longer be the fresh set of eyes your story needs.

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