Editorial Excellence ~ Commitment to Service
As your editor, I will listen to you, collaborate with you, and apply my editorial and writing talents to support your vision and complete your project to your satisfaction within the agreed-upon time frame.
~ Superior editorial skills to showcase your writing and bring it to its highest level.
~ Excellent organizational skills for smooth project management.
~ Professional customer service skills to assure you a satisfying experience.
~ Fourteen years editing and writing experience.
~ Higher education in copy editing, developmental editing, substantive editing, and acquisition editing.
~ Higher education and college teaching experience in writing and literary criticism. All course work for PhD in Romance Languages and Literature.
MY FOCUS FIELDS
~ Literary fiction, mysteries, short stories
~ Recovery, self-help, spirituality
~ Children’s literature
~ Liberal arts, social sciences, psychology, education
~ Business, web content
~ Query letters and book proposals
I don't write or edit for technology, mathematics, hard sciences, or horror.
Guru private message, email, and/or telephone.
9:30–4:30 Pacific Time, except Wednesdays and Sundays.
Other telephone hours can be arranged on a project-by-project basis to meet my clients' needs.
I am available for on-site meetings in my geographic area. For large projects, I may be available to travel.
METHOD OF PAYMENT AND TERMS
Payment via Guru.com.
I typically require deposit of the full fee to Guru's SafePay escrow account prior to commencement of the project and a 50% advance on projects $500.00 and above.
I offer a 15% same-manuscript discount for copy editing after developmental editing.