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 My Dogs and How They Shaped My Life
For The Sacred You & The Heart Knows
An indispensable voice in the writing of my memoir
Kristy Sweetland, Coaching to Come Alive
Great editor with a sharp eye for detail!
Pàl Ó’ Siadhail
For Another City upon a Hill
Joe Conforti, University of Southern Maine
From the blog . . .
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…
Yeah, I know too many of you have kind-of a “no” answer to that, at least in terms of any kind of plan. Many of my editing and design colleagues are introverts who would much rather deal with clients one at a time, do the work, and collect their fee than play the sales game.…
I had a project recently where I totally miscalculated my suitability to the client’s needs. I lost money because of it because I had to spend way too much time dealing with the client mismatch itself. There’s the scope fog for the job itself (conflicting scopes from different client representatives), and then there’s scope creep…