Every good writer needs a good editor. A second opinion can deepen character development, heighten the story and give your prose more impact. I’m a skilled editor and creative writer with experience on both sides of the desk. Because I know what it’s like to have my creative work edited, I’m sensitive to your needs and respectful of your artistic intentions.
Whether you’ve decided to publish your own book or want to attract offers from traditional publishing houses, you need to put forward your best work. A skilled editor helps make that possible.
In addition to editing fiction and nonfiction, I also have a special interest in helping people gather their family stories. I believe family stories are worth preserving because they help us remember the people we love.
“In editing my novel, Debbie brought three critical elements to the table: her knowledge, professionalism, and a genuine desire to support my growth as a writer. Starting with a thorough manuscript evaluation, Debbie commented on the overall story structure and flow, narrative and character arcs, identified areas of improvement (and explained why) and even pointed out areas of strength (and again why). The suggestions, tips and links to applicable reference material she provided were very helpful. The copy edit was as equally thorough, providing explanations as to how and why certain changes would strengthen the story. In Debbie, I have an editor who I trust is giving me her best so that I can put forward mine, and I look forward to working with her again!” — Tina Rovatti, novelist