Rose Winters
Rose Winters

Rose Winters

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Introduction: Do you have a book that is written but needs tweaking? A speech that needs help? A Blog that needs a once-over? Hi! I'm Rose, and I LOVE to help writers polish their finished novels! As an editor for Napa Valley Writers and a novelist myself, I will take your first draft and help you get it publish-worthy. I will NEVER change your words. I WILL make suggestions to bring your book to a new level, with ​the ultimate goal of capturing an agent's/publisher's attention! Let's get you published! THINGS I CAN'T DO (aw snap): I am not a ghost writer, so for book writers, please only send manuscripts that are complete. (I'll get them all pretty and polished up!) I am not a legal editor, so please, no court cases!
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Serves Oceanside, CA

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1 year in business

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Faith E.
4 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Rose was just the editor I didn't know I needed. She is proficient in English, has great work quality, and brings great value to the Author and manuscript. She went above and beyond making suggestions to improve the spacing of characters, timeline, and cohesiveness of my 50,000 words memoir. Much of my sentences were run-off sentences. She had a level of attention to detail that elevated my book. She guided me and together we improved sentences to make them flow enabling the paragraphs to be clearer and more effective. There is great value, tips given to improve my writing ability as well as helpful publishing resources. She is nonjudgmental and meets the author where they are in their writing and take their work to professionalism. I truly admired her ability to keep the author's voice throughout the story, while improving the quality of the manuscript. We are all working on a story that we hope will inspire the world. So, you have started writing your story only to feel frustrated, or stuck on the right grammar, or word to say. You are concerned about the spelling, and you try to make it all make sense you began to feel overwhelmed. This part of the writing process was where I found myself after writing my 50,000 words memoirs for over ten years. Fast forward. after trying to work with multiple editors with no positive result. I began concern. Until I found Rose on Thumbtack and she restore my faith in the editor and the writing process with her critical yet caring nature. She will give your work readability and flow. I am learning that writing is a team effort. It starts with you the author and next finding a great editor with killer skills in the English writing format. You will not find an editor who will care for your work as much as you do Roes. Rose is the best to work with and I cannot wait to work with her on the next book! Thank you once again for a job well done!

Details: Editing • Substantive or developmental editing • Formatting and fact checking • Non-fiction manuscripts • 30,000 - 50,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

Rose Winters's reply
Thank you SO much, Faith! Your book meant so much to me, and it was an honor to be part of such an incredible story. I am so grateful we "met" on Thumbtack!! Rose
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James G.
Apr 21, 2022
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Rose helped in finalizing my book for publishing. I struggled with a formatting issue for weeks and she was able to resolve the problem while editing the work. My book “pardon Me” will be published in the next few weeks thank to her efforts. She is a talented professional, a delight to work with and is a great communicator. She is the best !!!

Details: Editing • Formatting and fact checking • Non-fiction manuscripts • 2,000 - 10,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

Rose Winters's reply
Wow, thank you so much, James! Your book is amazing, and you are such an entertaining and gifted writer, taking a difficult and painful subject and making it approachable, easy to read, and a delight, with your humorous interjections. I wish you great success! -Rose
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John M.
Mar 15, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Rose did a great job editing mistakes, while not impeding or altering the context, which was an important part of my project.

Details: Editing • SEO optimization • Proofreading • Non-fiction manuscripts • 10,000 - 30,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

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James M.
Mar 3, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Rose Winters did a superb job for me editing my 200 page book. Her editing skills are excellent (grammar, sentence structure and word selection), and she carefully follows the substance and meaning of the item under review. Rose completed my book on time and on budget. I highly recommend her without qualification.

Details: Editing • Copyediting • Proofreading • Non-fiction manuscripts • 50,000 - 100,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

Rose Winters's reply
Thank you so much, Jim! It was such a pleasure getting to know you through your amazing story!
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T&J P.
Jan 26, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Rose was excellent to work with and fast response! I'm not good at writing in general and English is not my first language. She helps me polish up with my wedding vow so quickly. Now I have the confidence to speak in front of my future husband and all the guests. She is very down to earth I feel very comfortable telling her what I need. I feel very lucky that I found her! Thank you, Rose. You are the best!!

Details: Editing • Formatting and fact checking • Non-fiction manuscripts • Speech writing • Non-profit • Fewer than 2,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

Rose Winters's reply
Thank you so much! Your vows were charming and sweet! Thank you for sharing your love story with me! And, congratulations!!!
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    For anything under 2,000 words I charge a flat fee of $195. Under 5,000 words, I charge 5 cents per word 5,000 to under 20,000, 3.5 cents per word 20,000 +, 2.5 cents per word

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We'd start with Thumbtack text or a call, to really discuss what you want in an editor, so I can cater to your wishes as an author. If it's a short piece, I'll take it from there, edit it and send it back in a timely fashion. If a longer piece, such as a novel or memoir, I am happy to edit the first two pages for free, and with no obligation, so you can get to know my editing style. If you choose to move forward, then we could do a Zoom chat to talk in detail about what you are looking for. Then I'll take your manuscript and do a thorough first edit!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I've written many novels and memoirs, and have gone through the process many times as an author! (Yes, everyone needs editing, even editors!) I've been board member and editor for Napa Valley Writers, numerous critique groups, and many full novels. I will treat your book with the honor and respect it deserves.

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