Hi, welcome to my neck of the woods!
I'm Sarah, owner and operator of An Avid Reader Editing and creator of the Facebook group Ask a Book Editor. I started this business because I love stories, and I love helping people create them. I have found that there is a disconnect between the writing community and the editing community, and it seems to center around money. Many writers can't afford to hire an editor, and many editors feel that writers can't afford not to. My goal is to create a middle ground, with new services like Alpha Edit and Final Pass, that are more affordable for writers but don't leave editors out in the cold.
How Can I Help You?
"I have my final draft. Now what?"
You've written and revised your first draft to the point of insanity. You've had a few people read your book and they seem to like it. Congratulations! Now it's time for a content edit. A content editor will look for all the awkward phrasing and logic issues that your readers may encounter. This is an important step in making sure your audience can understand the story you are trying to tell. Editing in sections, as you would with Alpha Editing, allows you to pay smaller amounts at a time and get feedback that you can apply to the rest of your manuscript. I also content edit for short stories!
"I'm ready to publish! I think."
You've written, revised, and edited for content as well as grammar and punctuation. It's time for publishing. Final Pass checks for those mistakes that have been hiding in plain sight - before your readers do.
"I don't know what I'm doing!"
New to the whole writing scene? Unsure if your writing is even any good? You may want some coaching. I can read your work and give you an idea of where you are on the road to becoming an author.
"I'm not writing a book."
You're not? Well, I can edit your website and/or blog, too!