Services

I am currently the Publication Editor for SHALE Magazine. In addition, I freelance proofreading and editing services for books, short stories, letters, and papers. In my spare time, I am an artist and writer.

Content Editing Services

When your manuscript is complete, content editing should be the first stage of the editing process. Content editing helps find and fix problems that will keep your manuscript on an agent’s desk and out of the slush pile. A writer can be too close to the work to see it through an agent’s eyes. I will prepare your manuscript by helping you answer crucial questions such as the following:

For fiction writers:

Is the plot clear?

Are there holes in the plot?

Are the characters real?

Do the characters have a believable arc?

Does the dialogue flow and sound natural?

For non-fiction writers:

Do all of your points make sense?

Do your points or arguments have a logical flow? Are they in the correct order?

Are there holes that need to be filled?

Proofreading/Copy Editing Services

Proofreading and copy editing will further prepare your manuscript by removing any writing errors not having to do with content, including grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, formatting, capitalization, and typesetting. 

As a native English speaker, I have strong language and communication skills.  I am located in the Eastern time zone, but I am more than willing to be available at whatever time works best for the client.  AP, Harvard, APA, MLA, and Chicago style guides are most familiar to me; however, I will cater to any custom styles wished for or needed by the client.  I specialize in academic, business, and creative writing.

Please contact me at maplewoodbookart@gmail.com for pricing and availability.

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words

Mark Twain