Editing Woes

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I’ve got good news and bad news.

The good news is, I have definitely reached the point with my novel, Ravens and Roses, where I have very little writing left to do.  There are still a few missing scenes, some background information that needs to be hammered out, and a bunch of scene revisions… but for the most part, it’s ready for the next step.  I have a manuscript ready to be edited.  Go me!

The bad news is… I have no idea what I’m doing.

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Editing Services Now Available!

It’s hard to believe that this is my 100th post for The Cat’s Cradle.  So, after some consideration, I decided to make a special announcement:

I am now offering editing services!  I’ve always liked editing.  It’s like polishing a gem, smoothing rough edges and cutting the facets.  And I love taking a rough work and helping another writer improve upon it.  Taking an unbiased view of your own work can be difficult, especially if you’ve been immersed in its world for months, even years.  I am posting a list of the services I will offer below.  I will also create an “Editing Services” page for easy future reference.

 

Qualifications:

I have a Bachelor’s of Arts in English and have been an amateur editor for the better part of ten years.  I am also a reader, a fantasy writer, and librarian.  I can guarantee high-quality, detail-oriented results delivered in a timely and courteous fashion.  Any questions or points to be negotiated?  Please contact me at kclements.editor@gmail.com.

 

Services offered:

  • Developmental Editing (big picture review on pacing, flow, strengths and weaknesses of the work as a whole, major structural changes suggested)
  • Line Editing (points out specific places where the manuscript is particularly strong or weak and suggests changes)
  • Proofreading/Copyediting (punctuation, spelling, grammar, word choice, sentence structure, continuity errors)

I edit fiction novels, novellas, and short stories, specializing in science fiction and fantasy.  Movie or stage scripts will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Nonfiction and technical submissions will not be accepted.  I retain the right to decline any project.

** Unless otherwise specified by the client, I focus on Developmental and Line editing when I receive an assignment.  If a manuscript has few large flaws, then proofreading/copyediting may be included.

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