Professional Book Editor in Springfield, Missouri

A professional editor for more than two decades, I’ll deliver a thorough yet affordable edit of your manuscript. I’m an award-winning publications editor and writer, a long-time writing instructor, the author of a published novel, short stories, and several bestselling nonfiction books, and hold a Master’s degree in English and a Bachelor’s in journalism. Well over 300 of my clients – many from the Springfield area – have gone on to publish their books.

I handle:
Fiction (novels, short stories; all genres, specialize in SFF)
Nonfiction (all topics; spiritual works especially welcomed)
Poetry collections, chapbooks
Query letters, synopses, book proposals
Academic papers and dissertations (broad range of subjects; APA, MLA)
Admission essays, CVs, resumes
Business plans, documents, brochures/fliers, catalogs
Website content, blog posts

My editing services include:
ProofreadingEditing for spelling, punctuation, capitalization and grammar
Copy editing Editing of mature manuscripts close to being published
Substantive edit Editing of an early draft of your manuscript
Developmental editing Guidance through the writing process

I also offer a variety of self-publishing services including: formatting (both paper and ebooks); uploading; ISBN purchases; and writing of back cover blurbs and press releases.

Learn more about me and my writer-friendly rates at my website or email your manuscript’s word count for a price quote and estimate of turnaround time. Payment is accepted through safe and secure PayPal; references and one-page sample edit available upon request.

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