- New York City, NY, US
- $45 /hr
- Available now
I'm a published novelist and nonprofit writer/editor who now edits privately. I love helping others get their work just right. I edit fiction, nonfiction, articles, businessmore...I'm a published novelist and nonprofit writer/editor who now edits privately. I love helping others get their work just right. I edit fiction, nonfiction, articles, business writing, blogs, legal briefs...you name it. My specialty is fiction and memoir, but I like having different kinds of work. Copy editing – of any kind of material – requires a devotion to detail, a love of language, and a willingness to research if necessary. Story editing is a rarer skill. from a lifetime of reading as well as writing and editing, I understand what appeals to readers, what’s enjoyably familiar and what’s been done so often it’s become stale. I can help you craft a well-told story, whether you need assistance with shape, structure, pace, detail, character or resolution. My criticism is detailed, honest, and supportive. If something isn’t working, I will explain why and give suggestions on how to fix it. I've been edited myself many times and I know what helps and what doesn't.
Margaret is an outstanding editor. With an extensive knowledge of vocabulary, she brings a freshness and maturity to any text. She has the extraordinary ability to profoundly comprehend the meaning of what is written, enabling her to improve it ways very few editors can. The care and attention she instils in her work shows that, for her, editing is not merely a profession, it is an art form.
Thank you! Your work made me happy to be an editor.