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   Editing Services for Romance Authors

Content Editing 

Welcome!

I'm Nicole, a freelance editor of romantic fiction. I collaborate with authors to create and market high quality romance books. I help authors take pride in their work, become established, and excel in their craft.


I'm not taking new clients at this time.

I use The Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, as well as several online grammar and writing resources. You can see more of my resources here.




  • A content edit of the first 5,000 words of your manuscript
  • A preliminary style sheet
  • A summary letter
  • A proposal for a complete content edit

I am not currently doing sample edits.


A sample edit includes;

I'm all about quality and do not rush through an edit. My average turn-around time is 20,000 words per week, and I work on one project at a time. I make all my changes and suggestions visible to you in real time on Google Docs. 

A content edit is a detailed structural analysis of your manuscript that identifies the book's strengths and weaknesses. I check for consistency, research facts, and note writing habits that can be improved. I summarize my analysis in a letter to you, including constructive guidance and helpful tips to improve your writing. I track all changes using Microsoft Word and/or Google Docs.


I utilize a unique style sheet that outlines the book by chapter, scene, and timeline. My style sheet is a quick reference guide to your book's organization, word conventions, and repeated elements throughout the story. It's a valuable communication tool, and I know I'm the only editor using it because I created it. You can see my style sheet template here.


I only do comprehensive content editing and don't proofread or line edit any work I haven't edited myself. Manuscripts come to me at many stages and I give a book what it needs. I don't qualify or limit my level of effort before I begin.

     A content edit includes;

  • A substantive edit of your manuscript, author bio, book synopsis and query letter (usually two rounds of editing)
  • A proofreading of your final draft before publication

  • A comprehensive style sheet
  • A summary letter

  • Book promotion (ask me about promotion options)

Services

Professional editors are the advocate for the reader. They point out ways to narrow the lens, sharpen the story, and clarify the plot. A good editor only improves a manuscript.

A professional, experienced editor is an author's guardian angel.

An editor is a successful writer's secret weapon.

Sample Edit