MANUSCRIPT EDITING CONSULTATION

Are you ready to start?

THREE  WAYS YOU CAN  IMPROVE YOUR WRITING RIGHT NOW

TAKE CARE OF THE BASICS

Have you formatted the manuscript?
Have you corrected the spelling and grammar to the best of your ability?

WORK YOUR LANGUAGE

Is your language fresh and pleasing?
Does it avoid cliché and tired metaphor?
Are there too many “he said”/“she said” or other repetitive elements cluttering the page and blocking the flow?
Read it aloud to yourself.  You’ll be surprised at what you notice.

“THE RULE OF THREE”

Does your story start with a bang?
Consider the first three paragraphs, pages, or chapters and ask yourself:
Are they needed?
Could they be woven into the story later as flashbacks? Deleted altogether?

WANT MORE FEEDBACK?

After consultation, I’ll review your manuscript with respect, care, and attention to detail.  I may suggest changes to structure. I may highlight style points, language, and images that are working for you.  I’ll certainly identify spelling and grammatical errors.
My practice combines professional editing excellence with insight.  This perceptive piece sets my service apart.

MY CLIENTS

    • published authors
    • university professors
    • researchers
    • non-governmental organizations
    • writers whose first language is not English
    • beginners who hesitate to call themselves “writers”

MY CREDENTIALS

With a university degree in journalism and another 30 years’ experience writing and editing, I’ll bring fresh and professional eyes to your work. I’ve edited book-length manuscripts, short stories, research reports, and academic articles in the social sciences.

I’m completing coursework toward acquiring the Editing Certificate from Simon Fraser University’s Continuing Studies.