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the final stage in the editing process

improve your manuscript for readability and reader immersion

a deep dive into the big-picture elements

of your work

comprehensive feedback on your work

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empowering authors to freely create

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Encouraging, open-minded freelance editor offering copyediting, line editing, developmental editing, and proofreading services, as well as manuscript evaluations.


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Hi! Thanks for stopping by.

Editing your own work is hard. Being edited is possibly harder! My editing style is warm, encouraging, and constructive. I aim to not only bring clarity to your work but also help you see how you can build on your strengths.

I'm a creator like you—I understand what it's like to love a craft, but maybe not relish every task necessary to reach excellence in the final product. I'm here to help. I can help smooth and elevate your work and take the burden of finishing touches off of you so you can boldly focus on creating.


You're taking exciting steps in moving your manuscript forward! But whether you're a first-time writer or a seasoned author, the editing process can be daunting. If you’re not sure what your manuscript needs, visit services to find out more, or just reach out and we can figure it out together.

If you’re wondering about how the editing process will play out, click below to learn about payment, scheduling, and my editorial process.

You’re taking big steps to get your work out into the world. Let’s talk about how I can help you.

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