Editing and Writing Services

Each project is unique and requires a different amount of work.  I’ll begin with a free consultation to learn your needs. Then I’ll design a package just for you.

Available services for book editing:

  • Manuscript evaluation (overall feedback on story and writing)
  • Substantive editing (specific recommendations to improve structure and flow)
  • Copy editing (spelling, grammar, clarity and style)

Available services for family stories:

  • Interviewing
  • Researching
  • Editing and writing
  • Restoring and touching-up black and white or colour photos
  • Graphical design of book using InDesign software
  • Coordinating printing services with outside agencies

Debbie Bateman proved to be a perfect editorial fit for me. The relationship between author and editor is crucial. Every writer needs an objective editor!  Debbie is knowledgeable, competent, and punctual. She communicated the reasons for her edits very well. I found her balance of stylistic and copy editing perfect for my project. Debbie’s work made a better novel and she has made me a better writer!” — J. Ella, novelist