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Editing

I am currently studying my MA in Creative Writing with Manchester Metropolitan University. I am due to graduate in January 2021 and have decided that after this I would like to turn my hand to editing. I intend to take a variety of editing courses to enhance something I already feel good at.

Feedback from those I have already helped with developmental and line editing, has been positive, mostly revolving around my critical yet encouraging approach. 

After my MA I will be looking for some initial unpaid line and developmental editing work. All I'd ask for in return is an honest review of how you found my critiques/edits.

If you would be interested in this please don't hesitate to drop me an email. You can get a glimpse of my style through my bookstagram reviews.

How I edit; 

  • The first thing you should know about my editing style is that I am honest but objective. Personal taste is something I try to refrain from bringing into the mix. I look at your story in the context of what you are trying to achieve. Be that humour, drama, terror or even the political.

  • I am honest and critical but I am also positive. If you have the bones of a good story, all that you need is good execution and good execution just takes practice, the right questions being asked, and someone who wants the best for your novel.

  • I combine line editing and developmental editing to make your story the best it can be.

  • I look at the story line by line to ensure there is a consistent tone, characterisation and world building throughout.

  • I have a keen eye for detail that means if you have loose ends in your novel, or hints at subplots that are never followed through on, I will most likely catch them.

  • I will never rewrite your work for you. That is not my job, these are your words and this is your work. Instead I will ask questions that try to nudge you in the right direction.

  • The only time I would ever rewrite a sentence would be to articulate fully where the problem lies or to give an example.

  • I know how crushing it is to receive poor comments under the guise of critiques. Therefore, I only ever endeavour to lift authors who trust we with their manuscript up. I will only take on projects that excite me and that I see potential in. This means I am fully invested in helping your writing be the best it can be.

Interested in having some line and developmental editing for free?

If you're interested in having some line and developmental editing done for in exhange for an honest review of how you found my feedback, please don't hesitate to contact me with a brief blurb of your book and it's genre.

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