It’s not my writing, but I’ll do everything I can to make it shine and be awesome while retaining the author’s style and voice. I do my damnedest to make those words loved.
I’ve been editing for more than a decade now, and to be honest, I’m a kick-ass editor. My clients are always satisfied. I believe in working with an author to put out the best product possible. An author loves their words – I work to help make the audience love them even more. From simple proofreading to copy editing to story and character and developmental edits, I devote myself to the manuscript.
I take pride in my work. I have a very keen eye for detail, catching things that have often been missed by others. Editing, for me, is part of who I am; it’s second nature.
That second nature and my love of words are what make me stand out; they’re necessary when it comes to the details, and discovering discrepancies and errors. I do not believe in altering the author’s voice or style – it’s their work, not mine – though I check grammar, consistency of characters, and aspects of the plot (misdirection, the reveal of information, continuity). I may suggest a small rewrite or make a notes, but it’s not my book and therefore I try to leave my narrative style out of it as much as possible.
I assess each manuscript for its individual demands. If there’s writing to be done to match style, I can do that. Changing the author’s voice is not something I believe in and I work hard not to do so. If I think something needs to be rewritten and I can’t provide an example, I will comment on what I think is needed and have the author do the rewrite.
To go in and change the style, tone, and voice is not my job, and I only will do so if specifically asked.
Modern Elektra Editing was founded in 2005 by Jenn Waterman as a business to manage her contracted and freelanced clients.
Modern Elektra Editing‘s goal and purpose is to provide superior editorial service to its clients at a reasonable and market competitive rate. My goal and consideration is your satisfaction.
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Madeline Dyer interviewed me. That interview can be found here.