“Whatever sentence will bear to be read twice, we may be sure was thought twice.”
— Henry David Thoreau

What can I do for you?

A qualified writer/editor can help you develop the full potential of your creative writing.

Conceptual:

  • Clarify your intentions and creative goals
  • Assess the effectiveness of your story/novel/essay: Will your theme reach your intended readers with the desired impact?
  • Evaluate structural development, plot, or argument progression

Nuts & Bolts:

  • Maintain consistency of writing style
  • Streamline wordy or awkward sentences
  • Avoid mistakes in grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Maximize effectiveness of a fictional plot and scenes by advancing developments of character, scenic setting, action, and conflict to support your theme

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You will benefit from my years of experience writing, publishing, teaching, and editing creative works. I will also share my insider’s perspective on the complex and changing world of publishing, and can assist you in queries to agents or publishers.

I always consider my clients’ needs and desires, whether a general evaluation (critique), a simple line-edit for clarity, or full structural assistance or rewrite. I will work with you to preserve your individual writing voice.

Each project is unique, and I will accommodate your goals and budget. Please email me with a brief description of your project, and ask for a FREE sample edit and cost estimate. (No email attachments, please.)

“The faults of great writers are generally excellences carried to excess.”
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Some client success stories:

Clara Kelly, The Flamboya Tree, internationally bestselling memoir

Liz Adair mystery novel series published by Deseret Press (Liz started as a student in my correspondence course through WWU)

Maryann Carver, What it Used to Be Like, memoir published by St. Martin’s Press