I have editing time available in July and August. Everyone I have been working with is writing, traveling, or simply taking the summer off, so July and August are available. Please contact me for samples of my work, or see listings for the works of Susan Bliler, M.K. Clinton, Michael Angel, , J.K. Walker and Erich Penhoff for a few of the books I have worked on. I have also been police and forensics research assistant and proofreader for Mark Henwick on his Bite Back Series; police and forensics research assistant on a British play yet to be published; police, forensics, language and location consultant for Nicole Loughan on her Saint series; English language translator on an Eastern European novel yet to be published; translator and editor for Armenian author Ella Adamian, and have beta read for several authors, including Meghan Ciana Doidge on her amazing Dowser Series.
Why look like this?
And your readers can look like this:
Instead of this?
Don’t worry – it’s not just Indie Writers who have problems with editorial issues! I just read a three book series by a “Known” author, WITH a publisher, and found over eighty-five spelling, word usage, continuity, and formatting issues!!! It became an obsession after a bit – how many could I underline while just doing a bit of reading, not actually editing?! Those were just the ones I notated – there were a lot more – but I got bored.
Why spend your time agonizing over editing when you can be putting your heart and soul into writing your next book? The competition for writers since the advent of self-publishing is fierce. Putting out your very best product is one way to catch your readers attention and keep it. And maybe even catch yourself a publishing house?
Some say your first eight words must catch your reader’s attention, or to keep their attention, some purport a specific number of seconds, from seven to thirty. Whichever you believe, you must believe that your work is not only important to you, it is important to your readers. Your work is their escape, a world where they can pursue their interests, no matter the genre. They can leave this world behind for one that engages their mind and heart. So many things make up a truly good book. Clear writing, character development, world building. And good editing!