Need a sensitivity reader? I’m available!

Sensitivity reads are a way for authors to get an experienced, outside perspective on their work before they move forward with the publishing process. I like to think of them more as accuracy reads because if your target audience reacts negatively to your work, it isn’t going to be because they were “too sensitive”. It’ll[…]

Testimonial: T.F. Walsh (Paranormal Romance novels) Manuscript Evaluation/Heavy Line Edit/Proofread

Tania Walsh, writing as T.F. Walsh, is a best-selling paranormal and fantasy romance author that recently hired me for one project, and then another, and then two more! She has such sweet things to say about me, too: I’ve just starting working with Cuinn Edits on my newest paranormal romance series, and I am beyond impressed[…]

5 Ways to Improve Your Novel Before You Hire an Editor

There are two facts about hiring an editor which are equally true: a professional editor can substantially improve your book, and hiring a professional editor to do a full range of edits is a cost not every author can afford. Sadly, too many authors think this means they can get away with hiring an amateur at cut-rate[…]

Testimonial: Michael W. Romanowski (WWII/Historical/Military novel) Manuscript Evaluation

I got a great email from a client last week, and with his permission, I’m sharing it below. Carrie, After some thought I’ve decided to do a massive top-to-bottom rewrite of my novel*. I’ve never been truly happy with the result, and have decided to go back to the original premise. Plus your notes are[…]

How to Respond to a Rejection Letter — A Handy Flowchart

Have you ever received a rejection letter — from a magazine, editor, agent, or publisher  — that you were just sure you need to reply to? Have you gotten a rejection and wondered, Hmmm…. how should I respond to this? If so, this handy flowchart will tell you exactly what to do! You can click on[…]

Recent Work: Children’s Book

I edited a children’s book a few months ago. It was probably exactly what you’re picturing: less than 1000 words, and meant to be heavily illustrated. I did a two-part developmental package for this client — we worked together to review and revise his overall plot and characterization, and when he was satisfied, I did[…]