My goal as an editor is to bridge the gap between your intentions and your reader’s expectations.

As a freelance editor, I provide developmental editing, substantive editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. I have experience editing both books and individual short stories, essays, and poems.

Developmental Edit

I’ll read through the manuscript and write you an editorial letter highlighting areas, such as character development, plot, dialogue, etc. that could be improved as well as suggestions on how to improve them. I’ll also provide comments within the manuscript.

Read more about my developmental edit process here.

Line Editing

I’ll suggest edits on the style, creative content, and language of your manuscript at a paragraph and sentence level.

Copy Editing

I’ll copy edit your manuscript for internal consistency and correct errors in spelling, grammar, and writing mechanics. I will include a style sheet.

Proofreading

I’ll edit your manuscript for technical errors, such as missing punctuation marks, incorrect spelling, and typos.

Check out what happy customers have to say about my editorial work in my client testimonials.

Query Letters

I provide three different query letter editing packages designed for querying authors who need an extra set of eyes on their query or first page. Read about my query letter editing packages here .

Print Book Design

I have experience in print book design in InDesign for authors who are self-publishing. I have created book layouts for self-published authors and literary magazines for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including the design for Capsule Stories, pictured below.

Social Media Services for Authors

I also provide social media services for authors. I’m experienced in connecting readers and authors through social media.

I can help you optimize your social media profiles by updating your photos, bio, and links so that when readers find you, they know what you write and how to buy your book.

I can also help you engage your audience of readers over weeks or months by writing and creating content, scheduling it to post to your accounts, and engaging your audience members on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Professional Editorial Training

I completed the University of Chicago’s editing certificate program, and I have a BA in English and history. I am a member of ACES: The Society for Editing, St. Louis Publishers Association, and Editorial Freelancers Association.

I have worked with both publishers and self-published authors. I am most familiar with Chicago Manual of Style and AP style.

I am the publisher and editor in chief of the print literary magazine Capsule Stories. As editor in chief, I edit all the short stories, essays, and poems that we publish.

Let’s Talk!

Visit my editorial portfolio to see a selection of the projects I’ve edited and designed, and check out my social media experiences page to see my social media projects with authors and publishers. My complete work history is available on LinkedIn.

Please contact me to discuss your project and rates.