Best Foot Forward
I've always been interested in assisting beginning authors, and I've decided to create an editing service that will help authors put their Best Foot Forward. My primary aim is to reach out to romance and mystery authors, but other projects will be considered upon request.
Professional Qualifications: For twenty years before I began to write fiction, I was editor of an educational publishing company (which guarantees my spelling, punctuation and grammar are rock solid!) I am the author of sixteen published romance novels and one mystery. I'm a RITA finalist and Golden Heart winner. My first Regency for Signet was declared "Regency of the Year" by Romantic Times magazine. I've received a "Best Romance" award from the Florida Writers Association and twice finaled in EPIC's Eppie awards. I am a member of Romance Writers of America and Mystery Writers of America. In addition, I've been a "published author" judge for approximately four hundred RWA contest entries over the last ten years. (Believe me, that's a lot of critiquing experience.) My favorite thank-you note was the one that said my score was the lowest of the three judges, but the author had learned the most from my comments. I plan to continue this attention to detail and the desire to be helpful into my return to professional editing.
Note: I do not do re-writes. I point out errors, make suggestions. You do the re-write. It's your book.
For a brochure with details on prices for copy edits, critiques, editing, and Beta reads, please contact Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org.