Editing

Many clients looking for an editor are not quite sure what to expect. I do both developmental editing and stylistic editing.

A partner in your success

You are working on a memoir or other nonfiction book and are ready to work with someone who cares as deeply as you do about the message and the content of your book. You are writing your book to improve your life and the lives of each and everyone who picks it up and reads it.

I am a developmental (substantive) and stylistic editor who works exclusively with memoir and other nonfiction books. Not only do I have a degree in words, I have worked with words all of my life. I love the sound of delighted clients as I capture what they mean when they can’t quite figure out how to say it.

 

Developmental Editing

As a developmental editor, I assess and improve on the content and how it is organized. This is a comprehensive look at the structure and the messaging while keeping the audience at the centre of the analysis. By the end of our work together you will have your best version of the manuscript ready for a copy editor.
“Melody is a meticulous professional who brings both her expertise and her compassion passion not compassion to her work. She was dedicated to my project and worked diligently one on not one it. She supported and encouraged me with what at times seemed like unlimited patience. Her eye for detail helped me polish the manuscript and make it publisher ready. I would highly recommend her for any writing project that is complex and involved and feels difficult to fit into a book.”

Stylistic Editing

Stylistic editing looks at your writing rather than your content or how it is structured. You want your readers to have the best experience reading your book; it should be easy and enjoyable.

Together we will revise, refine and polish your manuscript so that readers not only get the message, they enjoy the delivery.

Many clients looking for an editor are not quite sure what to expect. I do both developmental editing and stylistic editing.

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