EDITING – A Writer’s Shadow

I am a writer’s shadow.  As a shadow, I know that the author has the final say — no matter what I think, what the stylebooks say, or what all the forums tell me.  The most important part of the writing process is to maintain the author’s voice and style at all times.  So, I might tell you what corrections need to be made or give advice about how to bring more clarity to the content or show you how to bring more life to your characters, but these are merely suggestions.  I am  here to shadow your words not to change your story.

I also know, as a writer, how hard it is to gain confidence in putting your words on the page.  That is why I try to explain the grammar and punctuation changes.  You will learn why the changes are suggested.  This will give you mastery over the language, style, and formatting. You’ll know why words put together a certain way will work, and when those same words put down a different way won’t work.  You will have control.  And, there is nothing better a publisher loves than working with someone who is in control, knows what he is doing, and presents a perfect (or near perfect) manuscript.  People with these skills are those who get picked up first by editors of magazines and publishing houses.

Because this process is so involved, be patient.  It takes care, and it takes time. If you need the editing done right away, then you’ll need to find another service.

Please feel free to contact me for questions.

♥ – Editing Rates

Special for Students

 

♥ – LINKS TO COMPLETED WORKS AND WORKS IN PROGRESS

♦ – Wayne Lewis Lesser, Wayne’s World, Wayne’s Words

♦ – “EXCELLENCE” by Raj Davis

♦ – “Pieces” by Donald Stidham

♦ – “The Timkers” by WR Vaughn

 

2 thoughts on “EDITING – A Writer’s Shadow

  1. Diana is a wonderful editor and she will work with the writer hand by hand understanding the needs of the authors. When she does the grammatical corrections, she didn’t alter the meaning of your idea and if she thing that something need a mayor change, she will explain the reason with the author and she will wait for he/her approval. Diane has a great knowledge of grammar and styles. She corrected some of my short fiction in the past and all of them are already published. I highly recommend her if you want a quality job for your projects.

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    • I didn’t know they were published. 🙂 That’s great news! Thank you for the wonderful review, Efrain. You were great to work with.

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