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Who you are

A self-publishing author seeking an editor to help them craft the best book they can. You’re an author writing in the fantasy, sci-fi, romance, or thriller genres, and you need someone who understands the latest conventions and can give you the care you deserve.

Who I am

I’m Davy Kent. I’ve been a fiction editor for over two years. I’m a voracious reader of fantasy and sci-fi and take great pride in assisting writers with their manuscript editing. I abide by the theory that fiction editing requires a holistic, unique approach for every book. Because of that, my copyedits blend the Chicago Manual of Style, recent conventions in the genre, and author preference into a coherent, consistent style that is the best of all worlds.

I’m also an editor with dScryb, a company that publishes boxed text for tabletop roleplaying games (think Dungeons & Dragons), and a proofreader for The Darling Axe, a professional agency that helps authors craft their best works.

I offer copyediting and proofreading to authors seeking a keen eye that can help hammer their manuscripts into tip-top shape.

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What clients say...

Anna V. Leigh

Author of The Russian Girl

"From start to finish, he was polite, professional, knowledgeable, and extremely quick, which helped me to produce my book ahead of schedule. I needed a thorough clean-up of my manuscript, and Davy delivered that and so much more. He brought his editorial wisdom, style savvy, and years of experience to bear on my manuscript, and I couldn’t be more delighted with the results. Thank you, Davy, for taking such good care of my book."

David Shulman & Benjamin Guth

Owners of dScryb

"Hiring Davy has benefitted dScryb tremendously. He's knowledgeable, diligent, and intelligent. He spots issues as they arise and takes the initiative to offer solutions. Not surprisingly, this has made Davy an essential member of the team. His edits have significantly improved the content that dScryb has published. Best of all, he gets along well with the writers, other editors, and ourselves. He's earned our trust. We recommend him without reservation, and we encourage anyone interested in retaining Davy to ask for our contact information and to call for further reference."

John L. Reed

Author of A Voice of Thunder

"Davy was upbeat, friendly, and professional throughout all our communication. He was respectful of my request to focus on proofreading only, and did not try to impose on our voice and artistic choices. He provided prompt feedback and answered all my questions and did not try to oversell me on services I did not need. Overall, he was a refreshing change from some of the other services I requested quotes and received samples from. Once he reviewed the manuscript, he made sure to explain the changes he made for consistency clearly and concisely. I would definitely recommend hiring his services."