In 2001 I launched my editing service and have helped clients from the Pacific Northwest to Lebanon. I've been a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, and a member/board member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and the Seattle Writers Association.
If you're a novelist, I think it's to your advantage to work with a fellow novelist who has an educated editorial eye (that would be me). I've completed five novels, have had a literary agent (since parted), and my work is being considered by top literary agents. My work ranges from thriller/suspense to coming-of-age/mystery.
Particular talents & skills: Whether your manuscript is fiction, narrative non-fiction, a memoir, or non-fiction, here are some of the abilities I will bring to bear.
A keen sense of language: Are you saying what you mean in the most effective way? This "sense" was honed in over twenty years of advertising as a writer and creative director. My instincts for grammar and structure are so acute my college freshman English instructor begged me to switch to an English major (I was a psychology major.) But wait, there's more.
Pace: the first draft of my first novel was a sprawling 130,000 words. It's now a crisp 83,000. By editing narrative to cut speed bumps and road blocks, I help you pick up the pace.