Developmental editing is an in-depth process (very coach-like), where I work closely with you through at least two phases, maybe more, to make those bits and pieces of your story come together for the reader. It starts with a manuscript evaluation, where I look at your characters and plot (for fiction) or general organization and… Find out more about Developmental Editing
I’m a book shepherd. That means I know a good bit about the publishing process and can lead you through whatever steps you need me for.
You can scroll down to narrow your search, or tell me a bit about who you are and what you need on the contact page, and I’ll design a custom solution for your publishing project.
I need a set of eagle eyes . . .
I take a practical and flexible approach to editing and proofreading. I’m not a stickler for rules for the sake of rules, but a respecter of style, whether it’s corporate or publisher style or personal writing style. The idea is to make the reading experience as seamless as possible. To see a sampling of individual… Find out more about Copy Editing & Proofreading
I need my book laid out for print or ebook . . .
I’ve been studying great book design, following great designers (Stephen Tiano being top of my list), and more recently, studying the book-making process as described in the Chicago Manual of Style. My tool is InDesign. This tool, like other software tools in the Adobe design universe, is not for the faint of heart or to… Find out more about Book Design
Hold my hand . . . I’m a new author
Real self-publishing is when you actually do act as your own publisher and hire all the services you need to get your book produced and marketed. It can be quite the task (or set of tasks), but it depends on your publishing goals. If you just want to have your poetry book laid out and… Find out more about Self-Publishing