J.S. EDITING SERVICES

MISSION STATEMENT: I am committed to improving your manuscript and we will work as partners to accomplish that goal.

Credentials: I edit for Solstice Publishing. I have completed editing for over 30 works of fiction in various genres.

Dreams of Atlantis (Larry Krantz);  Once Upon A River View (Angela Deppeler); A Conundrum (Theresa Garrido); The Syn Saga Ghost of the Medallion (Michael Fields); A Snake in the Dome (T. Joseph Kelly); High School Hitmen (Tim Yingling); The Last Black Hundred (T. Joseph Kelly); Hopatcong Vision Quest (Steve Lindahl); Vengeance List (Gary S. Gregor); Need More Road (Stephen Jared); Lasseter’s Cave (Gary S. Gregor); Legend and the Photographer (D. T. Mann); Escape From Evil (D. T. Mann); The Falcon’s Revenge (J. E. Holling); Dark Hunger (Jack Adler); Sleight of Grace (Stephy Smith))

I edit all genres and all lengths of Adult Fiction and Adult Non-Fiction.

Services:

Full Edit and Critique (FICTION):

  • Plot (chapters / scenes)
    • Identify potential plot holes and suggest revision
    • Ensure smooth flow and transition between chapters / scenes
  • Characterization
    • Minimize or eliminate weak word and phrases
    • Suggest similes and comparisons to enhance description
    • Show gestures and emotions as vividly as possible
    • Use specific words and phrases to show character
  • Setting – Show v. Tell
  • Tighten writing
    • Eliminate or rewrite unnecessary words / phrases
    • Eliminate or substitute for “weak words”
    • Combine sentences where appropriate
    • Validate paragraph breaks
  • POV
  • Spell and Grammar Check

Full Edit and Critique (NON-FICTION):

  • Tighten writing
    • Eliminate or rewrite unnecessary words / phrases
    • Eliminate or substitute for “weak words”
    • Combine sentences where appropriate
    • Validate paragraph breaks
    • Suggest Chapters if appropriate
    • Show v. Tell where appropriate
  • Spell and Grammar Check

All edits are done in Microsoft Word with TRACK CHANGES and comments included when appropriate to help you understand reasons for edits.

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J.S. Editing Services Contract

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