There’s a great new editor in Cybertown, and you found her!
How many times in the past
hours days weeks months have you wondered why your favorite dizzy blonde wonkerific blogger hasn’t been posting as frequently as she used to?
Really? You haven’t noticed what I may or may not have or haven’t been doing or not doing? Shizzlesticks in a mudpie!
Well, wake up and smell your smoking motherboard.
I’m here to tell you that Lorna is back in Cybertown and she’s been busy being a darned tootin’ fine editor. (By the way, I’m Lorna.)
Don’t concern yourself that prior sentences in this post may or may not have been technically grammatically correct or that there were words the Oxford Dictionary hasn’t discovered yet.
I know the difference between how to write a silly blog post and editing a manuscript that will have all the components of a compelling, publish-ready story, complete with:
- A coherently woven theme.
- Plot lines that push the reader ever onward and that make sense given the theme and setting.
- Fully-developed, interesting characters who talk and behave consistently (not necessarily predictably) throughout the book.
- Characters who change as the story progresses.
- Prose that is free of distracting errors of any kind, because any mistake (factual or technical) that takes the reader out of the story is never minor.
I also know how to work with authors as they face having to revise, rethink, or (good grief!) delete pieces of their soul’s work because an objective third party (me) suggests that doing so will improve their story.
How do I know?
I’ve been on the receiving end of the editor’s pen (or cursor). I’ve also critiqued and edited numerous manuscripts. No one has ever told me that I was “heavy-handed” or “over-stepped.” Quite the opposite. To a person, my suggestions were welcomed and received with gratitude.
While I truly enjoy writing, I find editing an equally creative and rewarding process.
- I get to read interesting stories.
- I meet and befriend imaginative, wonderful people who share my love of writing, words, and all things literary.
- Using my creative literary talents, I help others achieve their goals.
- When a client’s book is successful, I feel a collaborative sense of accomplishment.
When I was searching this humonsterous world-wide-spider-cyberweb for my first editor, I did a seat-of-my-dumb-dumb-pants search. (Can you tell I took my Professional Editing Glasses off? My eye itched.) I could have done worse, but I could have done better. I would love for fewer authors to feel the way I did.
My way of helping to take the mystery out of what you’re getting into when you get into editing bed with me is to show you my work for FREE. Yes, that’s right. Send me the first ten (10) pages of your manuscript and I’ll edit them for FREE. I said it again! If you like my work and my style, let’s work together! If not, well, you got something for nothing–no harm, no foul.
If you are an author with a manuscript in need of editing, I’m here to help you.
The badge on my sidebar takes you to my Editorial Services Page. Or you can just click here!
If you know of an author who is looking for an editor, please consider directing them my way. Please reblog this, Tweet this, post this on Facebook, Linkedin, and all those other social media sites (well, maybe not Tinder).
Thanks to everyone who has supported me here on WordPress over the past 5+ years!
You Peeps are the BEST!
~ by Lorna's Voice on July 27, 2016.
Posted in Editorial Services, Writing
Tags: Bespoke Books, character arc, clean manuscript, collaboration, computer on fire, Editor helping authors, free editing offer, new words for the Oxford Dictionary, Professional Editor Glasses, publish-ready manuscript, story structure, successful books, wonky words