I have a love of communication and how we connect with each other, a thirst for the conventions of language, and an eye for detail. There’s nothing like the happiness I feel by helping someone perfect their words and then watching their confidence grow when they present their writing to readers at its best.
When not assisting a writer with a project, I love cooking, eating, gardening, and painting. One of my goals for this year is to write a children’s book. My work as an editor enables me to connect with talented writers, and the way they can craft a fascinating story inspires me to chronicle some of my best childhood memories on my grandparent’s farm. Maybe someday I will add “published writer” to my list of accomplishments.
My husband and I enjoy life on our small farm. He is a patient soul who tries to teach me, “you can’t catch fish if you are making a lot of noise,” and the finer points of rowing a boat. (How do you steer with those two oars, anyway?) I’m mother and caretaker to a flock of lovely chickens, a rather disagreeable goose, and an assortment of four-legged, furry friends.
"Susan Pierson of Fine Line Proofs is fantastic editor and proof reader. She is efficient, thorough and reasonable priced. She does not try to change your voice in what you have written. I recommend her with my most highest regards."
How can I ever express my gratitude? Michele Pollock Dalton heeded my plea when another book designer bailed out on me at the 11th hour. After one phone conversation, she took my Word document and rough depiction of a book cover and formatted them into a stunning piece of graphic and literary work.
You can contact Michele via -
Company website: Barr26 Publishing LLC
Phone: Michele Dalton at 715-514-4524, or Rick Barr at 614-302-9665
As a writer herself, Madison brings a unique perspective to the editing process and understands the importance of maintaining an author’s voice and style while making improvements that will help the work-in-progress stand out and be its best. Through her business The Inkwell Edit, she offers various levels of edits aimed at aiding fellow writers on their journeys to publication, whether they choose to go the traditional, indie, or self-publishing route.
Within her creative pursuits, Madison’s love of fantasy and historical fiction has led her to write primarily fantasy-inspired novels, with an adult fantasy novel and a Middle Grade historical fiction novel with fantasy elements both underway. She also expresses her love of writing and reading through her literary site House of Cadmus.
Proofreading: Proofreading is the final step that ensures the quality of your work before it goes out to readers. It's a surface level edit that corrects spelling, punctuation, grammar, formatting, and word use. Proofreading sharpens your writing and ensures you're delivering the reading experience you want to bring to your audience. No project is complete without it.
Copyediting: Copyediting is a deeper look at your writing. In addition to proofread corrections, a copyedit will look at more technical issues while creating a style guide specific to you, verifying basic facts, ensuring any design elements or graphics are consistent and formatted correctly, and flagging inconsistencies and trademark or copyright issues that could arise. All copyedit corrections are made while maintaining your unique style and voice within your writing.
Line Editing: Line editing is an even deeper dive into perfecting your manuscript that focuses on elevating your writing. Where proofreading and copyediting address technical aspects of writing, line editing is a more stylistic edit that addresses the impact and reading experience of your writing by editing for tone, style, clarity, impact, and flow. Line by line, your writing will be enhanced and strengthened, always preserving your style and voice.
Visit her website: cadmuseditorial.com
Schedule a call: https://calendly.com/cadmuseditorial/consultation-call
"Madison at the The Inkwell Edit [now Cadmus Editing] did a fabulous job on a blog edit for me. Reasonable price. Professional company. FYI: A signed contract is required for a little project or a whole manuscripts. I recommend."
M.K. Editing Team is here to provide you with everything from full edits to simple proofreading. We will work diligently to make sure that your manuscript is error free and reads like a best seller. With 16 years experience teaching grammar and English, our head editor will give her personal time and attention to every aspect of your document until you are fully satisfied.
We offer advice and support specific to the indie author community as well as comprehensive beta reading at minimal to no cost.
Mari Ann Stefanelli, Founder
The Writer’s High, LLC
Mari Ann Stefanelli has been a professional independent editor since 2014 and is the founder and executive director of The Writer’s High®, LLC, which provides uplifting and inspiring editing, coaching, and ghostwriting services for authors. Mari Ann specializes in developmental editing of memoir, narrative nonfiction, and selected genre fiction.
In 2015, she launched The Writer’s High Retreat®, an annual weekend writing retreat dedicated to nurturing writers in a bucolic setting. The event has featured literary luminaries, including the New York Times bestselling authors Winston Groom, Cassandra King, Patti Callahan Henry, and Joshilyn Jackson. Mari Ann’s writing and events have been featured in Deep South, Writers in the Storm, and Boom. She’s currently working on a writing-related anthology.
Mari Ann’s background is in public relations, and she has more than a decade of experience in the field. She’s worked for a national nonprofit, entrepreneurs, a politician, and a well-known New York agency. Her PR experience augments her editing, as she’s always looking for opportunities to help her clients’ manuscripts stand out in today’s crowded marketplace.
In addition to her work with clients, Mari Ann is an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and committed to increasing professionalism and transparency in the editing industry. In 2018, she co-launched the Georgia chapter of the EFA and continues to serve as a co-coordinator. In this volunteer effort, her primary roles are securing professional development training for members and coordinating community outreach programs that enhance the public’s understanding and access to editors and editing services.