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Emily worked for several years as a professional editor at an indie press before deciding to go free-lance. She edits both fiction and nonfiction (especially memoir). She has a keen eye and a strong sense of story that enables her to help you get the most from your story.
She knows each author benefits from different kinds of help, so she gives you options to suit your needs.
Here's what one of Emily's award-winning clients has said:
Emily, you are simply the best editor I've ever known--and I was once a book editor at a large publisher. You have an unerring eye for detail. (I'll clearly never get away with an inappropriate use of passive voice!) After writing short stories for such a long time, I was uncertain about trying a novel. Your edit caught everything that was niggling at me about my manuscript--and much more. Your suggestions for fixes are terrific, too. It makes me eager to get to my edit and dig in to make my manuscript sing!
Comprehensive Edit Package: Most authors need all three of the above edits. With the Comprehensive Edit Package, you get all three at a discounted rate. To find out more about the cost for your work, contact Emily using the form provided.
Each edit requires the writer to send an MS Word document (.doc or .docx). When the edit is complete, I will return it with MS Word track changes, comments, and questions. You will get specific ideas about how to improve your manuscript. My goal is not only to help you smooth out your narrative and improve a passage, scene, or entire work, but to help you see new ways to view your work to help you become a better writer. You are, of course, free to incorporate any of my suggestions as your own work without attribution or royalty.
Another satisfied customer:
Thanks so much, Emily
[I] reviewed the edits and find them fantastically thoughtful and instructive. Thanks for taking the time to explain your reasoning. . . .This was everything I had hoped for in an edit. I gained some really valuable insights into my story writing voice, into scene building, and into story continuity. . . . , and find that over time, I am gaining depth and clarity about how it is supposed to work. I don’t know how I could have done this without feedback.
J. W., Memoirist
For information about the cost of any of the above, please use the Contact Emily form.
Please be sure to include the type of edit requested, the genre and word count of the work to be edited, and the requested due date for completion of the edit.