Beginning and finishing a book, a story, a poem, a memoir, or almost any piece of writing means having to make choices: what to enhance, what to leave out, what to edit out. Obstacles invariably pop up along the way: you might lose track of the Big Picture or the Evil Critic in your head begins having too much air time. Or maybe you have a terrific idea but have no idea how or where to begin. That is how an editor – essentially an experienced pair of eyes – can help you navigate those obstacles by offering objective feedback.
Editors have different strengths and working styles; settling on the right one means finding a good fit. I can help with that too.
There are countless ways to tell a story but only one goal:
to keep the reader turning the page.