I support fine word craft . . . one book at a time
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. My specialties include:
Just got that story completed and need a professional reader to give it more than a pat-on-the-back read? I can take a look at your story flow and help you craft that engaging experience for your readers.
Editing & Proofreading
Need a set of eagle eyes to copy edit or proofread your text? I take a practical and flexible approach that honors your voice and gives everyone a smooth read.
Need some hand-holding?
I love to work with self-publishing authors. Let’s walk this path together and master the process.
From my clients . . .
For Another City upon a Hill
Joe Conforti, University of Southern Maine
For The Sacred You & The Heart Knows
Great editor with a sharp eye for detail!
Pàl Ó’ Siadhail
For My Dogs and How They Shaped My Life
An indispensable voice in the writing of my memoir
Kristy Sweetland, Coaching to Come Alive
From the blog . . .
Awhile back, an author client of mine emailed me, asking about marketing himself as a copyeditor/proofreader. He was planning to leave academia and NYC to head west for the mountains and a more rural lifestyle. Way cool idea! My response turned out to be a pretty nice synopsis of connections and resources for someone starting…
I learned how important an emotional connection was in communicating with an audience when I was giving inspirational talks at a local Unitarian Universalist church I used to belong to in the 1990s. A minister told me all about touching head and heart in every sermon to give folks “something to take home with them.”…
Whether it’s shorter form essay or blog writing, or your first story masterpiece of hundreds of thousands of words, it can sometimes feel like climbing a really steep mountain (with no trail, mind you) to get from beginning to end. I’ve found myself procrastinating on writing my blogs (I know, having more than one could…
One of my editing colleagues (from the north of Scotland, yet!), Sara Donaldson, wrote a post on prioritizing her workload because she’s been overwhelmed. Great advice (and sweet puppy picture as a bonus!). Meanwhile, I’m seriously twiddling my thumbs when it comes to billable work right now. This situation generally leads me into 1) fear, and…