My editing services include:

  1. Editorial Assessment: a first look at your manuscript with feedback about where to go next.

  2. Developmental Editing: big-picture, manuscript-level editing. I'll look at the story as a whole, plot, tone, structure, style, consistency, pacing, appropriateness for the audience. Does the plot work? Do the actions of the characters make sense? Is the language appropriate? Does the information come at a proper pace? Are there scenes that need to change and how do those changes affect the rest of the story. Does the narrative achieve its goals?

  3. Copy Editing: Here I examine the text at the paragraph and sentence lever. I check for the flow, the readability, showing versus telling, consistency, redundancy, and clarity.

  4. Proofreading: The most granular level of editing. The final polish before release. I do not offer proofreading as a standalone service, but I can offer it in addition to other services.