Developmental editing—Feedback on structure, sequencing, pacing, consistency, and (in fiction) point of view, plot flow, character development, narrative arcs
Copy editing—Fine-tuning grammar, punctuation, syntax, overused language, spelling, and applying in-house and standard publishing styles
Proofreading—Review of text and format for final polish
Copy writing—Create new or updated marketing communications, including websites and print materials
Ghost writing—Get support meeting deadlines for blogs, articles, and books
Consulting—Self-publishing or traditional? Agent or not? Sometimes a few plain answers can help cut through the overwhelming clutter you'll find online. I also help new imprints build infrastructure as they evolve to protect and capitalize on investments of ideas, time, and hard costs.
Production—In the endgame before publication, services include coordinating design, text formatting and layout review, and quality assurance on self-published books and marketing materials.
For all services, my rates follow standard Editorial Freelancer Association recommendations.
Words: A Love Story
I'm a word worshiper. A literary escape artist. Books were and are some of my best friends. But I was all the way through college before I had an inkling about how they were made. (Something to do with New York City, right?) It took two masters' degrees and an internship at the Horn Book to help me realize an enduring love of children's books might translate into work. So I ended up in fabled NYC, living in the living room of a Washington Heights apartment and Williamsburg loft while I learned the publishing trade at Simon & Schuster.
From there I discovered I love producing all kinds of content: for children, for adults, light, dark, literary, commercial, product to be sold, marketing materials. Wherever I can work with words and people, and we can create copy—and then make it better. That's the magic, the medicine.
I've done acquisitions and development for large traditional and small alternative publishers. I've managed editorial for online content publishers. I've launched imprints, helped new publishers build their lists of titles. I tend to pick uplifting projects, and I adore working with clients of all stripes on whatever they need to fulfill their dreams. Books. Websites. Blogs. Newsletters. Bring it.
Thanks for considering Passionfruit Projects. Visit my LinkedIn page for more details on my background and work experience.