Fiction, Poetry, and Music
Copyediting and Proofreading Service
This category is one of my favorite materials to copyedit or proofread because it is also the most creative. One of the most important aspects, I feel, when editing fiction, poetry, or music, is to maintain the author's voice and style. However, nothing is more annoying to a reader than being engrossed in a climactic sequence of a novel and stumbling upon a sentence that is unclear. The reader has to stop and reread the sentence three or four times to try to understand what the author is attempting to convey, completely breaking the tension the climax has built. And if this happens three or four times a chapter, the book had better be REALLY good!
Copyediting your fiction, poetry, and music ensures a clear, consistent material for the reader, and more importantly, a happy reader. Happy readers equal return readers...and we all know what that means for you!
I perform three readings of your materials. In the first reading, I get a feel for your voice and style of writing, and I may make a few notes or corrections. In the second reading, I will make corrections and query you (when necessary). In the third reading, I perform a final read-through to check for clarity and consistency with the corrections. All the while, I will work closely with you to ensure you are thrilled with your results!
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the copyediting or proofreading of your fiction, poetry, or music materials. I look forward to working with you!