EDITING YOUR NOVEL
Full-scope book editing at a bargain price.
Edit your novel with our editor, Maddy Glenn
We are currently accepting new clients for November 2019.
WHY DO YOU NEED AN EDITOR?
Here is a brilliant article on why self-publishing authors need an editor. Below is a condensed version:
'If you want to publish a work you can be proud of, you are going to have to engage people with experience in producing books. One of those people is an editor. Throughout history, authors have relied on their editors to be their sounding boards, to represent the eyes and ears of the reader, and to bring a viewpoint that can't arise spontaneously in the author's head. You and your editor are a team, trying to put out the best product you can, so that it will be embraced by your target audience. Self-publishing is a business and each error has a cost.'
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE READY FOR AN EDITOR?
1. You have written the first draft of your story. You are so proud of your baby and want to show it off to the world.
2. Shelve the project for, at least, a month. Read and watch other things, then come back to your manuscript and read it through. Is it really the masterpiece you thought it was? Probably not.
3. Go through your manuscript and edit. Does the dialogue feel natural? Are the characters detailed enough? Are there any gaping plot holes? Does your grammar need polishing? Have a friend read through it (try to pick one of those friends who will tell you the honest truth!). Edit the text until you feel satisfied.
4. Now you are ready for an editor.
WHY YOU SHOULD WORK WITH US
Our editor, Maddy Glenn, has experience in editing and writing.
Maddy has now edited 6 full novels. She has also written and edited her own fantasy novel. She is currently doing a proofreading course - always willing to develop her skill. She was Editor in Chief of a student magazine throughout 2015.
Maddy has been writing since she was 7 years old. She has developed her craft over the years attending poetry and writing workshops and entering competitions and writing challenges. She also has a degree in Philosophy & English Literature and is studying an MA in English Literature.
CREATIVE WRITING TUITION
We have a creative writing course available on our website and we run a creative writing blog, providing helpful articles on developing a writer's craft.
HOW OUR EDITING PROCESS WORKS
GET A FREE QUOTE
Our book editing process couldn't be easier. No need to print your book and send it to us. No need to wait for us to ship the results back to you. It's all done electronically: simple, fast, straightforward.
Fill in our quick and easy free quote form and our editor will get back to you ASAP. Together, you and your editor will work out exactly what it is you need. From there, we can set a deadline and we'll send you an invoice for first 1/2 the payment.
SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT
Once we've discussed your work, email us a link to your work in Google Docs (make sure your editor can make suggestions on the doc). Your submission should include all chapters within one file
(NOT ONE DOCUMENT).
You editor will edit your novel on our shared Google Doc. You will be able to see our editor's editing process every step of the way. No changes will be made permanent without your permission.
There are three services we provide:
Feel free to contact us about how the process is going.
As the project comes to an end, your editor finish up final edits/answer comments etc. We will then send you an invoice for the second 1/2 of the payment.
for: Maddy Glenn - Editor
I met Maddy Glenn on a Facebook writing group I’d joined about a year ago. I’d seen her
post about her editing services and really liked what she had to say. I was so nervous about putting my book into the hands of someone I barely knew, but I am so glad I did! Maddy’s criticisms were truly constructive and helpful to me as a writer. I knew I’d missed a lot of those tiny mistakes during my self-edit. I was most nervous about changing my plot.
My worries were slowly put to rest every time Maddy made suggestions. She really made me think through my plot and guided me to make it more exciting and descriptive. Maddy really showed she cared about my story. The entire process was a wonderful experience for me as a new author. She took my rough draft and turned it into something I could be extremely proud of and ready to show the world! I’m looking forward to working with her again on book two!
- Cassie Morse-Pugh
I had been searching for an editor like Maddy for such a long time so I was really excited when I was accepted by her. She is reliable and caring and an amazing editor! I can see that she spent a lot of time and effort editing my manuscript and I’m really thankful to her for it. She made a lot of suggestions to the plot and pointed out a lot of mistakes that I hadn’t noticed before which helped me out a lot. I am incredibly fortunate to have had her as an editor. Thank you so much Maddy!
- Valerie (author)