Amber S.

Amber S.

NapaCA

Comprehensive Editing Services - I help you bring your story to life

I am a developmental and copyeditor working with both traditional and self-published authors. My specialties include nonfiction, memoir, and a variety of fiction genres. I have an MFA in creative nonfiction and over ten years of experience coaching and provided editing services for works of all types: books, novelas, essays, and business documentation. My goal is to help you bring your story and your message to life. When you work with me, you will receive positive, constructive, and detailed feedback that respects your unique voice. I provide the following editing services: Manuscript Evaluation: I identify your work's strengths and weaknesses and provide you with a full, 7 to 12-page report that includes suggestions for improvements where needed for overall organization/design, plot, characterization, narrative arc, use of conflicts, setting, dialog, and points of view. I help you assess your work's marketability and whether it's ready for the next step in the editing and publication process. Comprehensive Editing: For fiction and memoir, you will receive guidance on overall organization and characterization as well as scene- and paragraph-level refining. For nonfiction, I will help you develop organized, accurate, and logical content that is suitable for the intended audience. For all genres, I analyze and edit for pacing, voice, tone, flow, and clarity, as well as check for redundancies, clichés, shifts in agreement, and point of view. I work closely with you throughout the process to ensure that the work maintains your creative voice. Copyediting: I help you polish your piece so it's ready for publication. I check for consistency of style and tone, confusing or awkward syntax, and misused words, as well as grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

Skills

Amber S.

Amber S.

NapaCA

Comprehensive Editing Services - I help you bring your story to life

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I am a developmental and copyeditor working with both traditional and self-published authors. My specialties include nonfiction, memoir, and a variety of fiction genres. I have an MFA in creative nonfiction and over ten years of experience coaching and provided editing services for works of all types: books, novelas, essays, and business documentation. My goal is to help you bring your story and your message to life. When you work with me, you will receive positive, constructive, and detailed feedback that respects your unique voice. I provide the following editing services: Manuscript Evaluation: I identify your work's strengths and weaknesses and provide you with a full, 7 to 12-page report that includes suggestions for improvements where needed for overall organization/design, plot, characterization, narrative arc, use of conflicts, setting, dialog, and points of view. I help you assess your work's marketability and whether it's ready for the next step in the editing and publication process. Comprehensive Editing: For fiction and memoir, you will receive guidance on overall organization and characterization as well as scene- and paragraph-level refining. For nonfiction, I will help you develop organized, accurate, and logical content that is suitable for the intended audience. For all genres, I analyze and edit for pacing, voice, tone, flow, and clarity, as well as check for redundancies, clichés, shifts in agreement, and point of view. I work closely with you throughout the process to ensure that the work maintains your creative voice. Copyediting: I help you polish your piece so it's ready for publication. I check for consistency of style and tone, confusing or awkward syntax, and misused words, as well as grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

Skills

Less than 30 hrs/week