I have over three years experience tutoring in the creative arts. I've also taken advanced Grammar and Rhetoric courses at UCCS and continuing editing courses online. Though I am currently a senior at UCCS, majoring in Rhetoric and Writing with a minor in Technical Writing, I have experience editing and writing proposals, lab manuals, casebooks, speeches, and creative projects; however, I am particularly fond of books. Being that I myself also love writing and reading, I've found that I much prefer to delve into the soul of other people and do what I can to help them achieve exactly what they've envisioned.
I have memberships with the Editorial Freelancers Association and the National Writers Union. These connections give me access to valuable resources.
I want to be open and honest with you; though I am completely comfortable with manuscripts and have experience editing them, I am new to the freelance editing field. If you are not comfortable working with a noob, I respect your decision and understand!
When should I hire a editor?
Can I bring you an incomplete manuscript?
Can I hire you for more than one service?
- When you've done all that you feel could be done to your book. Not after the first draft – after several. When that dreaded manuscript blindness sets in, and you can't find anything else to edit or revise, then it's time for new eyes.
- I'd much prefer to see a competed draft, that way I can assess the story as a whole and make recommendations. There are some editors that will take work a chapter at a time, but I am not one of them.
- I don't copyedit or proofread works that have received my manuscript evaluation services because I've become too familiar with the project.
What are your interests? Specialties?
Fiction. Hands down.
I have a passion for dark fantasy,psychological thrillers, horror, and anything magically inspired. I absolutely adore anything with a mythological or pagan undertone!
On that note, I am not a fan of religious books that seek to promote converting or repenting – if this is your book, I am not your editor.
I don't mind romance or erotica, but if this is the main plot/theme then I'm probably not the best fit for you. I respect the genre, but I'm not an avid reader of these fields.
As for non-fiction, I'm hesitant to accept them simply because I don't read it often, and when I do, I read metaphysical books.
I specialize in character development and dialogue – or so I've been told – and have a knack for understanding how to subtly display emotion in ways that speak loudly to the reader.
What will you not edit?
Do you accept anything other than books?
I do not accept screenplays or poetry.
I will not rewrite your entire book. I've done ghostwriting and co-authoring, and I've found that I am not particularly fond of the process.
I do accept short stories, academic papers, proposals, and speeches.
Will you take illustration commissions?
No. I enjoy visual art as a hobby, not as a career.