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.
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 a Horn Book internship to empower me to embrace my enduring love of children's books and translate it into work. So I ended up in fabled NYC, learning the children's publishing trade at Simon & Schuster by day, spending nights in a Washington Heights apartment (living room turned bedroom) and later Williamsburg loft.
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, small alternative publishers, and self-publishers. I've managed editorial for online content publishers. I've launched imprints, helped new publishers build their lists of titles. I am most attracted to uplifting projects; 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.