Shadows in the Dark: Book Editing Services
Shadows in the Dark: Book Editing Services

Shadows in the Dark: Book Editing Services

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Introduction: I have two published middle-grade fiction novella books with short chapters so anyone can easily read at least one chapter or more a day, with plenty of action to keep the reader interested, which will encourage reading. I edited and published monthly newsletters for a Mustang car club and an e-trike presence on Facebook. I have traveled to 27 states so far doing paranormal and historical research for my own book project. I have done copyediting and ghostwriting for a number of books, but I especially liked the fiction novella about a girl with autism and the troubles she encountered when moving from a large city to a small town in another state and finding aides to help her. I actually learned some things from my client about autism that I did not know. I am open-minded and will work on projects that deal with most any subject. My most recent projects were copyediting a book on long-forgotten or unseen movies worth seeing and ghostwriting another that dealt with the true story behind an ex-girlfriend, murdering the ex-boyfriend in the Detroit area. You may think that when I talk about ghost writing, it means I write about ghosts. Well, I do that too, as I am a paranormal investigator. In this case though, I refer to the addition of my own take on characters, bringing out their backstories, adding complete scenes to enhance the storyline, creating dialogue between characters where only a description of what the characters said to each other exists, providing levity where appropriate, along with filling out scenes, clarifying everything that is going on in the scene, as well as taking some descriptive content, and turning it into a conversation when appropriate. Copyediting includes proofing for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and general flow of the manuscript, along with proper formatting using APA guidelines. My most recent project was a review of 71 movies, many of which were on the more obscure side, had a cult following, or were just unrealized either at the box office or released on DVD/on a streaming service. It was an interesting list, and I watched a number of the movies, and will continue to watch them. Kudos to the author for sitting through all of those movies so he could tell about them I look forward to all future projects I can take on. I am interested in doing more copyediting and ghostwriting on just about any subject. I decided to work with Thumbtack to facilitate editing more manuscripts. My focus is on quality, making sure that there are no spelling or grammatical errors and all punctuation is included and correct, as well as formatting the manuscript correctly according to APA guidelines. You retain all the rights to your material.

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Serves Everett, WA

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Ian M.
Oct 10, 2023

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great editor, timely, and excellent with grammar, punctuation, and structure. highly recommend

Details: Editing • Proofreading • Non-fiction manuscripts • Web copy • 50,000 - 100,000 words • A single project • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Christine M.
Oct 2, 2023
Julie is an excellent editor. She is very efficient and adds humor and engagement to the manuscript to make it more appealing. Overall, very happy with Julie’s work.
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