“It is perfectly okay to write garbage – as long as you edit brilliantly.” – C. J. Cherryh
“PROOF-READER, n. A malefactor who atones for making your writing nonsense by permitting the compositor to make it unintelligible.” – Ambrose Bierce, “The Devil’s Dictionary”
“I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.” – Truman Capote
“Nothing, not love, not greed, not passion or hatred, is stronger than a writer’s need to change another writer’s copy.” – Arthur Evans
“Books aren’t written, they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it…” – Michael Crichton
My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.