An editor works closely with authors to develop, enliven, and perfect their books. Editing improves awkward sentences, wordiness, and weak word choices; it focuses on the theme, the characters, and the story line itself. It also may involve recommending rewrites to parts of the story that need strengthening. Published authors often learn to revise their own work to a great extent, yet a good editor may still find ways to improve the form and content of their work.
As part of my service I can provide:
· Copy editing, proofreading, developmental editing
· Manuscript critiques
· Please contact me for a reasonable quotation... firstname.lastname@example.org
Levels of Editing offered
Editing for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and for internal consistency of facts
Detection and correction of any obvious errors in the manuscript
Clarifying or reorganizing a manuscript for content and structure, clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, and other non-mechanical editing.
This may include suggestions to the author for rewriting and reorganization of text.
Susanne goes above and beyond in her services and answers all my questions, no matter how silly it sounds. She's not only an efficient editor with a great attention to detail , but also she genuinely cares about my stories and seeing me succeed. All her feedback and comments are invaluable - things I wouldn't have spotted myself. Would highly recommend Susanne for all your manuscript needs. (Olivia K w/a Liv Arnold, November 2018)
Susanne's critique was excellent, and well worth the money. She told me when she could come back to me with her feedback, and she met that timeframe, even sending it to me a couple days earlier.
Knowing what type of feedback I was looking for, Susanne was able to tailor her critique accordingly. You could tell she really took the time to read and review my story and provided great suggestions of how I could improve, highlighted the weaknesses and how I could fix them. Not only did she make great constructive comments throughout the story, she also helped improve certain sections line by line. I would definitely recommend Susanne to anyone who’s wanting an excellent critique by someone who’s professional, friendly, reliable and knows her stuff. (Simone Cooper W/as Kariss Stone)
I had the most fortunate opportunity to engage Susanne to edit my novella. Subsequently, I was extremely happy being put to work revising the manuscript after her corrections and suggestions. I would heartily recommend Susanne’s editing skills and hope she takes me on as a client again soon. (Darry Fraser - Australis Island stories)