Fiction Editing for Indie Authors

I edit fiction in the fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and speculative genres. Visit Magic Words Editorial Services for more information about packages and pricing.

Content Editing

I offer editing services for any kind of publication within the industries and subjects listed below.

I specialize in The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed., and the AP Stylebook.

Developmental Editing
Revises structure, flow, pacing, voice, and other “big picture” writing issues.

Substantive/Line Editing
Focuses on sentence-level revision plus grammar, syntax, word choice, fact-checking, tense, clarity, coherency, consistency.

Chiefly deals with mechanical issues (grammar, usage, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and other nuts and bolts of writing).

Checking a typeset final draft against the copyedited draft for inconsistencies.

Subject Specialties

  • Architecture
  • Sustainability, sustainable building, healthy buildings
  • Facilities management
  • Interior design (commercial and residential)
  • Website development, programming, design (front end, full stack, Javascript)
  • Home decor, home improvement, and lifestyle
  • Real estate and real estate investment
  • Pet care
  • Art history

In addition, I have the following interests and significant subject matter knowledge: herbalism, gardening, farming, rural living, photography, travel, music, music genres, sewing, crochet, furniture restoration, antiques, cooking, politics, backpacking, running, half marathons, new age spirituality.

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