It’s your baby. I know that.
While I do what one would term line editing, checking the manuscript for spelling and grammar mistakes, I do so much more. Your manuscript is your baby, and I understand that. We all want our children to succeed. I can help.
Continuity is a huge problem for many writers, especially in a series. I keep track of continuity using custom-designed character sheets and notes, so you don’t have to worry about missing anything. My methods have been tested and improved over the years until everything works like a well-oiled machine. You can take advantage of that.
I also provide honest feedback regarding story and character development. I’ve found that most writers value a truthful response from readers, so I try to offer that. It won’t do you any good to have someone tell you your manuscript is great if it’s not. I will do my best to give you that honest critique and help you make the most of your story.
I make full use of Microsoft Word’s Track Changes function to point out any edits and the Comment tool to communicate queries and comments (both positive and negative) to you. If you’re not familiar with these aspects of Word, I would be happy to share that information with you so you can get the most out of the editing experience. Using these tools will make your life easier, allowing you to accept or reject changes without needing to retype (and possibly introduce new errors). It will save you time and energy, and don’t we all need that?
For those who are interested in self-publishing or print on demand, I also offer light layout and conversion to PDF to protect the document from tampering. I can insert graphics to spice up your text and apply any special fonts you want. It’s my goal to get your text exactly as you want it.