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Finishing your manuscript is a special moment.

Whether it’s the first draft or the tenth, your book contains a piece of your soul. It’s a big deal. More than that, it’s something deeply important to you.

I understand that intimately.

My focus as an editor is to maintain what makes your story unique: your voice. Your voice is how you craft your sentences. It’s how your characters speak to each other and hold themselves. Your voice is what turns a story with known tropes and common archetypes into a special journey that makes the reader lose themselves in the tales you’ve crafted.

Your voice is what’s most important in a novel.

The same rings true in non-fiction works. Perhaps you’re not telling a fictional story with made-up characters, but you’re still sharing a narrative that is completely unique to you and your perspective.

It’s my duty to make your story, your narrative, the best it can be. I take common literary conventions, modern standards in spelling and grammar, and a keen eye for detail and repetition and I combine these into an in-depth analysis and alteration of your manuscript.

What Can I Do for You?

I offer both copyediting and proofreading.

I’ll copyedit for ANY genre. My copyediting rates are currently between 0.006 USD a word and 0.01 USD a word.

I’ll proofread for ANY genre. My proofreading rates are currently between 0.003 USD and 0.005 USD a word.

Many editors have different definitions they use for copyediting and proofreading. Here are mine:

  • Copyediting entails going through your manuscript and checking it for grammar, spelling, and sentence structure. I am hands-off when it comes to your writing voice, and will only rephrase sentences that have awkward phrasing or incorrect idioms.

    All copyediting projects come with an included style sheet which covers all named terms and all style choices in your manuscript.

  • Proofreading is the final look before or after you send your work off to a designer/typesetter. I tackle spelling errors and incorrect grammar alongside a secondary agenda of making sure your names and terms are consistent across the document. I also make sure your stylistic choices are consistent (e.g. em dash spacing and single vs. double quotes).

    I only proofread titles that have been previously edited by a professional.

    A style sheet can be provided after a proofread for a small fee.

My Experience

I am a relative newcomer onto the editing scene for fiction and non-fiction, and have only started professionally editing literature since January 2019. Seeking more experience is an aggressive plan of mine for the year.

As a writer, I’ve been involved in fiction for over 12 years through worldbuilding workshops, local flash fiction contests, and occasional writing competitions within a handful of writing groups. I’m also an active contributor in several writing critique spaces that seek input from editors or those with a keen eye for the “bigger picture” in fiction. I have been a dedicated text roleplayer in what is called the “novella play-by-post” style for 13 years.

Lastly, I’ve edited over 20 published titles in 2019 alone.

Some of the titles I have worked on are listed below.


Fantasy


Self-Help


Romance


How-To Books


Thrillers


Supernatural Thrillers


Westerns


Want to Work with Me?

Send me an email (kent.ember.editing@gmail.com) with a 500-1000-word sample of your manuscript along with your genre and the kind of editing you want done. We’ll go from there.

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