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My name is Davy Kent. I’ve been a dedicated, full-time editor for 2 years. While I first got my professional start in corporate editing, I committed at the beginning of 2019 to transition to editing literature as my specialization. I’m happy to say that this has gone extremely well so far! I have edited over 20 published titles to date.

My Editing

I have a keen attention to detail. Coupled with a voracious appetite for reading and writing, I understand the latest conventions in publishing standards when it comes to grammar and style. I am well-versed in the Chicago Manual of Style; don’t fret, though, as I tend to favor an author’s style preference first and foremost during any edit.

I’ve been involved in writing competitions, critique groups, author-editor Q&A groups, and academic editing. I understand writing, and I understand it well. (And hey, to drive the point home about my appetite for reading: not including the books I’ve edited, I’ve read over 80 books during 2019!)

My focus while copyediting your book is to preserve your voice. I avoid rephrasing sentences unless absolutely necessary, and I usually leave suggestions for better structure as comments instead of taking liberties myself. Instead, I concentrate on making sure your manuscript is typo-free, optimized with its comma use, and consistent in style and tone.

I also offer limited fact-checking during my edit. If I come across statistics or historical/scientific claims, I typically do a quick check just to make sure it stands up to scrutiny. If I think something isn’t right, I query the fact or number so that you can verify my findings.

The Next Step

Check out my title list and my testimonials!

Already interested in working with me? Feel free to send me an email:

kent.ember.editing@gmail.com

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