“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter — it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” — Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Letter to George Bainton
You write. Some people dream of becoming an author from the time they are old enough to tell stories. Other people stumble their way into writing and find out that they have a hidden talent that just took some time to bloom.
Short stories, novels, poetry, and all of the imaginings of your heart capture a reader’s mind when they immerse themselves into the adventure you create. Typos and misspelled words jump off of a page and distract your readers from the world you have drawn them into.
Keep your audience captivated with words that flow across the page, free from error and filled with meaning. Let me help you feel confident that your “right word” is what your readers will remember. Together, we can prevent typos from going viral so your book will be talked about for all the right reasons.
Invite me to meet your characters and get to know your voice. I’ll search for those pesky little errors and get them out of your way.
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Contact me directly for more details on page rates and flat fees. Discounts may be available for new clients.
I honor an author’s voice. When I copyedit for an author and make suggestions for changes in flow or restructuring, I fully recognize that the author may not want to make those particular alterations. That’s okay. Some rules were made to be broken.
- The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition
- The Associated Press Stylebook
- The Gregg Reference Manual
- Elements of Style 2017
- Merriam-Webster Dictionary