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Whether you're writing a novel or a newsletter, I can help shape it into the manuscript you imagined. With 30+ years of experience in the publishing industry, first as a freelance writer of essays, articles, non-fiction books and educational material, then as a USA Today bestselling author of 25 novels and novellas, I've got information you need. After working with many authors over the years, I began editing professionally in 2020 and am now a graduate of the Simon Fraser University Editing Program. I understand all too well the challenging publishing landscape, the vulnerability of new authors, the fear of rejection. I will be honest and thorough, and you will work hard. But I will always be kind, respectful and encouraging.
I specialize in commercial fiction, especially romance and women's fiction, editing for dramatic structure, narrative cohesion, character arcs and genre-specific beats. However, I will tailor my editing to your needs, from full structural editing to shaping your manuscript for the best chance at publication, to partial manuscript evaluation for developmental advice.
I'm also available to edit non-fiction manuscripts, and shorter material including newsletters, marketing and promotional material and corporate communication.
- Consulting and manuscript evaluation
- Structural and substantive editing
- Stylistic editing
- Books, general
- Ecology and environment
- Food and drink
- Gardening and horticulture
- Health and medicine, general
- Health care
- Psychology and mental health
- Religion and spirituality