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.
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.
I’ll suggest edits on the style, creative content, and language of your manuscript at a paragraph and sentence level.
I’ll copy edit your manuscript for internal consistency and correct errors in spelling, grammar, and writing mechanics. I will include a style sheet.
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.
Additional Editorial Services
Query letter editing packages
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 (below).
Content marketing editorial services
Looking for an editor to fit seamlessly into your content creation process? I’m adept at learning your goals, audience, and voice and editing your content, whether it’s blog posts, articles for publications, ebooks, or other content marketing materials.
Professional Editorial Training
I completed the University of Chicago’s editing certificate program, and I have a BA in English and history. As a freelance book editor in St. Louis, 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. I edit all the short stories, essays, and poems that we publish.
Please contact me to discuss your project and rates.