Editing & Proofreading Services
I specialize in line editing & proofreading for novels, novellas, and short stories. Preferred genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal & Contemporary Romance (sweet to steamy, LGBTQ welcome), and Post-Apocalyptic. I’m open to other genres & non-fiction, so it never hurts to ask. I welcome all inquiries.
During a line edit, I’ll take a close look at paragraph & sentence structure to make sure that everything flows well and your voice is consistent. I’ll recommend word/structure changes to improve readability, better convey meaning, and highlight overused words/phrases. Additionally, I’ll keep an eye out for grammatical errors, misspellings and typos. (It’s still important that your manuscript undergo a final proofread once you’re finished making edits!)
This is not a developmental edit, and I won’t comment on story structure, plot or characterization unless I notice something particularly glaring.
During a proofread, I’ll go over your manuscript with a fine-toothed comb and root out any lingering typos or grammatical errors and make sure it is consistent with the style guidelines published in the Chicago Manual of Style.
I will not take on a proofreading project for a manuscript I have previously edited; you really need fresh eyes for this.
Publish With Confidence
Writers have very personal relationships with their works, and I understand that as only another writer can. There’s nothing quite as nerve-wracking as putting your creative work out there for public consumption, but if my eyes have been on it, you’ll rest easier knowing that it’s a quality product.
Hi, I’m Lori and I hail from sunny Austin, Texas. Here in the Lone Star State, we’re passionate about two things: barbecue and pickup trucks. I don’t own a truck, but I I do have a grill. Language is my passion, and while it won’t help anyone haul furniture, I like to think that every now and then I can move someone in a more meaningful way. Learn more.