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 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, root out any lingering typos or grammatical errors, fix any formatting issues, 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 recently edited. You really need fresh eyes for this! If a few months have passed since I edited it, I’ll consider it.
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 can rest easier knowing 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.