I have enormous respect for authors and their work. My editorial approach is positive and constructive, but exhaustively thorough: My job is to hold up a mirror to every crevice of your story so that you can get a full, objective view of what’s on the page (versus what blanks you may be filling in, in your head, as the work’s creator), and to help you find ways to strengthen, tighten, and polish so that your finished manuscript is as effective as it can be, and true to your vision.
All edits and consultations work to contract, with firm quotes and payment information agreed upon before work begins. You will work directly and only with me—there’s no “farming out” of your manuscript to other editors, and our contract includes confidentiality of your material. Deadlines are agreed upon prior to working together and spelled out in the contract, so all work is completed when promised. I also build follow-up time into each contract, which authors may use for any questions, clarifications or elaborations, or simply to bounce ideas around.
Working with an Editor
If you’re curious about the editing process and want to have a taste of what it’s like before you commit to it, author Marla Miller decided to present a glimpse into our work together in this video of the two of us discussing the process.