What Services Are Available, and Which One Would Most Help Your Book?
Anyone who has typed this or a similar question into a search engine will know that there isn’t a one-fits-all answer.
I offer the following services:
- Coaching. Personalised, flexible coaching programmes to elevate your writing skills.
- Editing. Structural—This stage looks at the big-picture; developing your idea into a publishable story and the techniques used to tell it. And Mechanical—This stage looks at the creativity and technical correctness of the writing.
Introducing Personalised Coaching to Elevate Your Fiction Writing Skills!
Together, we’ll embark on a transformative journey. We’ll begin with finding out what you’re good at and what you need to work on as a writer.
Creating achievable targets and working through any issues you have. Whether you’re a beginner and want to build a firm foundation or an experienced writer trying to improve, my coaching programmes can help.
“Has anyone other than your family or friends read your book and given you feedback?“
If it’s a no, then we should with the big picture before fussing over stuff like grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
There are three big-picture services to choose from:
- beta read,
- manuscript critique and
- developmental edit.
Top Tip: Beta reading and critiques can come either before or after a developmental edit.
If it’s a yes, then we can dive straight into the mechanics of getting your manuscript ready for publication.
- Copy edit
Elevate Your Manuscript with My Professional Manuscript Editing Services
Explore my professional manuscript editing services to elevate your story. From beta reading to developmental editing, my expertise can help your manuscript shine.
I can help turn your manuscript into a literary masterpiece. Whether you’re starting out or getting ready to publish, my services are here for you
“Kim is superb and goes above and beyond in delivering insightful and helpful feedback. She has a brilliant eye for detail, including plot inconsistencies and flawed characterisations. She is professional, with a quick turnaround, and I trust her work completely.
Why Choose to Work with Me?
Empathy & Sensitivity
I know it can be nerve-wracking to ask for feedback from others besides your family and friends.
I aim to carry out my services with the utmost sensitivity, and I do my absolute best to understand your creative intentions and help you achieve them – while still pushing you to improve.
Every novel is different, and every author is different. However, what we’re all looking for is that perfect spot. Balancing your creative intention with reactions from your potential readers and where your novel might fit in the market.
I take this all into consideration while working on your manuscript.
Editing is often referred to as “the invisible art”. My job is to smooth out the writing, not inject my own style into it. Your manuscript will read like the best version of your work.
I edit using the Track Changes feature of Word, so authors can see exactly what I’ve done. Making use of the Comments function also allows me to explain any edits that are more substantial. Accept or reject any edit.
I’ve been working in the publishing industry since 2017, and have already worked with a variety of self-published authors. Plus, I volunteer as a proofreader for Distributed Proofreader, the largest supplier of proofread public domain e-books to Project Gutenberg.
Trained & Qualified
Anyone can say they’re an editor, but I have qualifications in this field and continue to hone my skills and grow my knowledge. (See the About page for details.)
Your manuscript is in qualified hands.
If you’re still unsure which service you need or just want to know more, drop me a line.
“It was lovely working with Kim and she was very kind and pleasant to talk with. I definitely recommend her to anyone looking to polish their book. I hope to work with her again in the future.”