I provide personalized editing for genre fiction and narrative nonfiction. This includes critiques, developmental edits, and copyedits. Another of my specialties is building your continuity--the “story bible” important in keeping details of your story’s universe consistent.
Every writer needs an editor (even editors need editors). Whether you are an experienced author or new, headed for traditional or self-publishing (or even looking for an agent), your book will need editing. The level of review depends on where your project is on its journey. Have you revised and self-edited? Then it's ready for a critique or developmental edit. Developmental edit complete? You still need a copyedit.
Editorial review will make your book even better. It is the rare unpublished story that couldn't use further polish. A critique or developmental edit points out plot holes or unresolved conflict. A copyedit will find awkward phrasing or overlooked typos.
I pledge to have my clients’ best interests at heart. I approach editing as a kind of mentor, coach, and teammate rolled into one, and I have the same goal you have: to bring the best book possible to your readers. In addition, I strive to improve every day, with every book. I continue my education through classes, webinars, and workshops.
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I’d never worked with a developmental editor before Penni. Her comments & suggestions along with the story map & style guide are absolutely invaluable. My stories are so much better with her feedback. The story map Penni delivers is worth its weight in gold. Penni is truly an incredible editor.
-Liz Lee, Romantic Suspense Author