My editing services

Congratulations on getting your words onto the page!

Whether you’ve just finished writing your story, have got a polished manuscript, or have only written the first few chapters, I can help you get to where you need to be. 

What book editing services do you offer?

I currently offer three different book editing services:

  • Developmental editing
  • Line editing
  • Proofreading

The first step is to decide which one your manuscript needs. You can use more than one service if you need to. I’m also happy to discuss any specific requirements you might have for your book.

What is developmental editing?

Developmental Editing focuses on all the ‘bigger picture’ core elements that make up your story. This includes the plot, your characters, and the general pacing and structure.

I’ll read through your manuscript and offer suggestions on how to:

  • Strengthen your plot
  • Enhance character motivations
  • Ensure your story flows naturally
  • Address any plot holes or inconsistencies
  • Improve chapter transitions
  • Deliver the right level of exposition
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    What is line editing editing?

    Line editing takes a much closer look into every sentence of your story. 

    I’ll examine your manuscript in detail, checking for clarity, consistency, and sentence structure. I’ll leave in-line comments to help you:

    • Refine sentence structure for better readability and flow
    • Use show-don’t-tell techniques for more impactful storytelling
    • Create natural, flowing dialogue
    • Correct any accidental changes in tense or point of view
    • Amend any spelling or grammar mistakes
    • Enhance word choices (stronger verbs, more precise nouns)
    • Identify and remove clichés or overused phrases
    • Improve conciseness without sacrificing meaning
    • Ensure consistent tone and voice throughout

    What is proofreading?

    Proofreading is the final step before publication. I’ll thoroughly read through your manuscript and remove any errors that you wouldn’t want to find in your published work. This includes:

    • Typos
    • Grammatical mistakes
    • Punctuation issues
    • Formatting inconsistencies