“There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages that is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don’t see them.”
–Eli Wiesel (winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and author of The Night Trilogy)
From the time I was young, I loved reading. That passion continues today in many forms, one of which is the love for reading and editing other people’s words.
I believe in the power of making readers lose themselves in the author’s world. Objectivity is a large part of editing, because an editor gives a fresh eye to the work and is able to catch mistakes and clarify errors that might otherwise go unnoticed. It is often the simplest things–those tiny details–that are hardest to see the closer you are to the text.
I graduated with a degree in English and have worked in the publishing industry for over 5 years. During that time I have had the privilege of working with hundreds of aspiring authors, and in 2009 I was voted by my colleagues as Editor of the Year.
As an editor, I am also passionate about teaching you how to self-edit, so you can improve your writing for future work. You can find weekly writing and editing tips on my blog. New content will be posted every Thursday.
Contact me if you have any questions, and I look forward to working with you!