Success rises and falls by how we value ourselves and our work. As an editor and a reader, I value you as the author and would love to see you succeed in this exciting journey.
I’m a Silver member of the Christian PEN, a division of the Christian Editors Network, founded by Kathy Ide. I have a Freelance Editing Certificate through the PEN Institute, and I’m constantly learning to keep current in the industry.
Here are the Services that I offer:
Manuscript and/or Chapter Critiques
I’ll analyze your chapter or completed manuscript and write a one-page detailed critique highlighting strengths and weaknesses, and I will include specific cheat sheets to help you improve your craft.
I’ll look at overall structure and content of your manuscript.
I focus on characterization, voice, and point-of-view.
I’ll check for punctuation, spelling, and general mechanical errors so you don’t have to!
Don’t let your manuscript sit on the hard drive — contact me today so we can make your manuscript thrive! Let me know which option you’d like.
I’ve critiqued and edited across the Christian fiction genres or clean fiction in historical and YA; edited education texts and technical writing.
Below are feedback from the critiques I’ve given:
- “Not only did you give constructive criticism but you were also positive throughout the feedback given.”
- “I love the response you gave [about the author’s voice being distinct]. You said, ‘While a very good theme, the author could work on his/her own voice; and like all good writers, voice comes with time. Please keep working on this book. Do not give up.’ When I doubt my ability as a writer, it’s words of encouragement like this that really help me so thank you for that. It means a lot.”
- “Thank you for taking the time to review my work. I’m glad you liked the characters of Megan and Katie. I will be working on making Melanie a stronger character per your suggestion. I appreciate your encouragement to keep working on this piece.”
- “Thank you for the positive feedback and suggestions for improvement.”