Rabbit with a Red Pen
 

The words have been written. What next?

Fear the dreaded red pen? Don’t! Your craft is to tell a story you want to share. Mine is to enhance your words and make your story the best version of itself. Many authors worry their writing will be torn apart into something unrecognizable through the editing process, but a skilled editor’s hand is invisible to the reader. It only becomes visible when it’s absent, once the reader is no longer immersed in the storytelling because of a typo, poorly written sentence, or inconsistency. My job is to make sure that doesn’t happen.

 

in your corner

Even though my official role will either be copy editor or proofreader, I’ll also be an educator and cheerleader. In addition to offering my skills, I’ll provide you with tools to improve your writing and be an advocate for your success.

copy editing and proofreading

I offer copy editing and proofreading services, both of which are strongly recommended prior to self-publishing or submitting a manuscript to a traditional publisher. You want your work to be as polished as it can be, and I want to help.

let’s work together

Unsure of what to expect when working with an editor? My goal is to work alongside you to make sure we’re the right match. If I don’t think I’ll be able to meet your needs, I’ll be upfront with you. Contact me and start a conversation.

Want to learn more about the editing process? Download my free PDF booklet!

 
 

About Me

 

Hi! I’m Crystal, and I’m addicted to editing.

I love the English language, especially in written form. I feel like I’ve been editing since the time I learned to read and write, but I didn’t recognize it as a passion at first. It was always just a voice in the back of my head that said, “Hey, I’m kind of good at this.” I would edit my classmates’ academic papers, review work memos, and make mental note of the everyday errors I encountered in the world. Over the years, this developed into a love of editing fiction novels and helping authors with their writing. I’ve been involved in various stages of the editing and proofreading process of multiple novels. In my free time, self-care comes in the forms of playing video games, binge-watching TV shows, and spending time with my husband and dog-daughter.

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