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Editorial services for authors and publishers

Shelfworn Books

I specialize in developmental editing, line editing, proofreading, and manuscript evaluation of women's fiction and romance novels. 


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I specialize in editing works of fiction with a particular focus on women's fiction and romance. I'm here to help you polish your manuscript to perfection while maintaining your unique voice and style. I tailor every service to your individual needs so you can be sure you're getting the support you need to make your book shine. 


A developmental edit is an in-depth assessment of your manuscript. This type of edit analyzes characters, plot, structure, dialogue, voice, and pacing. I provide in-line edits and comments using Track Changes, as well as an editorial letter discussing strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. To ensure we're a good fit, I offer a complimentary sample edit of your manuscript.

Developmental Edit

A line edit is a close read of your manuscript at the sentence and paragraph level. I'll focus on wordy or unclear sentences, lingering plot holes, point-of-view shifts, and more. Though this is not a copyedit, I will correct any grammar or spelling errors I catch. A line edit is typically completed after a developmental edit or alongside a copyedit. 

Line Edit

Proofreading aims to correct any editorial or typesetting errors not caught during copyediting or introduced during final formatting. Proofreading should occur after developmental and copyediting. I can also proofread covers and promotional materials.


Need a fresh set of eyes and an unbiased review of your plot, characters, or sensitive topic(s)? A manuscript evaluation is an expert critique of your story's plot, character development, structure, pacing, dialogue, etc. I provide a detailed letter discussing your manuscript's strengths and weaknesses and offer suggestions for improvement.

Manuscript Evaluation

Production Editor

I manage the end-to-end process of creating physical books and e-books, from manuscript acquisition to file submission for printing. In this role, I hire freelance editors and cover designers, edit and proofread manuscripts, covers, and promotional materials, and work closely with authors and cross-functional teams to ensure books go to market on schedule and at the highest quality. I'm currently open to contract, part-time, and full-time positions.

Recent Projects

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June - September 2024

I firmly believe in the significance of the author-editor partnership. I offer a free 30-minute consultation and complimentary sample edit for every project. While every project differs, my rates always align with the EFA's

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