Daniel E.
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Developmental/Line/Copy Editor, Beta Reader, Plotter/Developer

I have been editing professionally for over 25 years and writing for over 35 years. I offer full-range editorial services to fiction writers, particularly first-time novelists, but I am willing to help with nearly any creative writing project, fiction or nonfiction. I provide proofreading, copy editing light and heavy line editing, and developmental editing. My developmental editing and beta reading are frank and detailed, intended to improve a writer's skills and chances of holding an agent's or publisher's attention. Plotting and outlining involves brainstorming at any point in the writing process to develop existing ideas, generate new ideas, or unblock creativity. My rate is negotiable. I am happy to take on projects for fixed rates, and I can work in any genre.
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  • Line Editing
  • Book Editing
  • Editing & Proofreading


Testimonials from past clients

"I hired Dan for editing and some ghost writing for my book series. His pricing was fair, his patience in working with new authors was great. When he is interested in your project he really tries to be part of the project without trying to lead the show. He provides rough drafts for you to review and make changes and can adjust the writing vocabulary difficulty level to fit your audience you are targeting. It has been a pleasure working with Dan and I plan on continuing working with him in the future. Good editors are hard to find!"

Derrick S.
Ghostwriting a fantasy-action series Dec 2020


"Dan is a remarkable resource. When we began our work together, I was an ambitious but inexperienced writer. I contracted with Dan to perform line/ copy edit and storyline consulting, but he delivered so much more and evolved my writing in a way I never could without him. He became the reality check against many of my crazier writing impulses, and invaluable from a storyline consulting perspective. With Dan you'll get honestly, ethics and great work. I can't recommend him highly enough."

Phil M.
Long-term developmental editing of first novel Dec 2020