I am an experienced professional editor who specializes in working with independent authors and small presses. I work primarily with fiction and some general nonfiction. I hold both bachelor of arts (University of Michigan) and master of arts degrees in English, and I’ve edited over 500 titles to date, including Brenna Aubrey’s bestselling Gaming the System series and Wayne Stinnett’s bestselling Jesse McDermitt series.
I work with all genres of fiction (including literary, romance, young adult, historical, and women’s fiction; a few of my personal favorites are mystery/thriller/suspense, science fiction and fantasy, and horror). I also edit general (nontechnical) nonfiction, such as memoir, how-to, and self-help, and can proofread virtually any written communication.
I’m an American who works with both UK and US English. Many of my clients are from the UK and Australia, and one of my most popular services (usually performed as part of copyediting and/or proofreading) is localization of titles written in UK English. I can either wholly Americanize your text, suggest realistic dialogue for an American character in a book otherwise written in UK English, or simply point out elements that are likely to confuse American readers and suggest alternatives.
I offer free sample edits of 1000 to 2000 words for new clients, and since my pricing is project-based and not hourly, clients always know exactly what the final cost will be before using my services. I also offer fast turnaround (usually one to two weeks or less, rush services available).
I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and the Association of Independent Publishing Professionals (AIPP), and I’m committed to upholding the highest professional and ethical standards.
- Proofreading (a final check for typos and other errors in a manuscript that’s already been edited)
- Copyediting (a review for continuity, logic, and correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and usage, as well as the effective and elegant communication of ideas)
- Developmental editing (an evaluation of your story’s structure, characterization, pacing, and much more, with extensive marginal comments as well as a lengthy editorial report)
- Packages that combine the above services to meet clients’ needs
If you’d like a quote or would like to know more about how I can help you with your editing needs, please contact me via email ([email protected]) or via my website (www.clioediting.com).