The relationship between author and editor is very important. We have the same goal in mind – to make your book the best it possibly can be.
However, it is important to stress that it is very much a two-way relationship. Your book will contain typos and grammar errors which, of course, I will correct. But there may be other instances where I think there may be a better way of expressing something, or perhaps a continuity error. In cases such as these, I may make suggestions about how to phrase a sentence in a different way to help with readability.
You, as the author, are under no obligation to make every change I suggest. They are, after all, only suggestions and, most importantly, it is your name on the cover of your book, not mine. I have no interest in interfering with your writing style.
I have studied a variety of courses with the Society for Editors and Proofreaders including copyediting, proofreading and fiction editing. I can offer manuscript critiques, developmental (structural) editing, copyediting and proofreading. Please note, however, that I will not proofread a book I have previously copyedited straight away. By that stage, I am too close to the text to perform a thorough proofread, and you’ll need a fresh set of eyes to look over the manuscript.
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If you would like to enquire about editing or proofreading services, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.