One of the greatest sources of enjoyment for me in my profession is editing.
English has always been my “thing”. I have always loved reading and writing.
At a very early age, I learned that through reading, a person can go anywhere. I mean ANYWHERE! Through the pages of books, I’ve traveled to London, Egypt, and even to the moon.
During the same period in my childhood, I learned that through writing, I could do the same thing. I could go anywhere. I could also become anyone. I could change every single thing around me by putting words on paper.
I learned to weave a story together with some poorly drawn images to keep myself entertained. My poor parents must have grown so weary of me running back and forth in the living to show them my latest and greatest creations.
I was keen at noticing errors in some of the books I read and I also found myself doing something rather odd for a child my age. I found that even before I knew the formal definition of the word “plot”, I knew if one had been thought out thoroughly. I didn’t know what it was called, but I could tell you if it was off.
Today, I take pride in guiding my writers in the right direction with plot, theme, setting, genre, and any other way I’m able to be of service. It is part of what makes being a Developmental Editor so exciting to me. There are many, many good storytellers out there. There are exceptional writers out there. Sometimes, they just help with developing the thing as a whole. That’s where I come in. My purpose as your Developmental Editor is to provide feedback and suggestions for improvement in your literary creations.
I am also a Line Editor. I am a grammar fiend. I not only help the writer develop the story, I exam the piece line-for-line on the hunt for grammatical issues. Nothing is more distressing to me than getting into a story, but finding it is filled with grammatical errors. Misspelled words and horrid punctuation make me sad. To be honest, they make me mad.
Contact me for your editing needs. Let’s get your story out there.