The Technical Details
Has your story been developmentally or line edited? Is your story complete, every word perfect, and the next step is off to the publisher? Copyediting is for ideal for writers who are getting ready to publish.
I ensure the manuscript is correct, consistent, clear and coherent. I look over the grammar, spelling, punctuation, formatting, and vocabulary usage. I make sure the manuscript is formatted and styled according to either the Chicago Manual of Style (US publishers) or the New Hart’s Rules/Oxford style (UK publishers) or to whatever style you need.
I provide different levels of copyediting.
Light includes checking grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, and highlighting unclear passages.
Medium includes a light copyedit, and basic fact-checking with suggestions for revisions of difficult passages.
Heavy includes a light and medium copyedit, rigorous fact-checking, and queries about logic and organization.
I read a lot and I hope to help authors with the craft of writing. I share good examples of difficult aspects of writing: point of view, narration, world building and more.
Occasionally I give editing tips and share insights from the world of publishing.
England's Queens: The Biography
Keeping Up With the Editors
Happy Birthday, Poe!
Appreciate a Dragon Day
I Was Wrong – Or What I Learned from a Year on the SYP London Committee
Shortlist of the Best Books I Read in 2020
V for Vendetta
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen
The Mandibles: A Family 2029–2047
The Diary of a Bookseller
The Dutch House
The Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort
Becoming a Writer
Things Fall Apart
Welcome to My Bookshelves!