Welcome! At Comma Sense Editing, you will get more than an editor who crosses the T's and dots the I's. Any editor should provide the 4 C's of copyediting: clarity, correctness, coherency, and consistency. I also provide common sense. In other words, does this work as it is written?
I bring more than 30 years of experience as a newspaper and freelance editor, with sound instincts honed throughout the years.
Why an editor? You may have read and reread your manuscript a dozen, or even a hundred, times. But as the author, your eye may skip over missing words, since you know what you meant. You may also be too close to your work to be objective. As an editor, I can pick up on repetitions, inconsistencies, holes in the story, wordiness, and other problems that a writer may have overlooked.
My aim is to keep your voice as the writer, while making it clearer and stronger. My services include everything from a light editing to more substantive rewriting and reshaping of the manuscript.
If you are interested in editorial services, please contact me at LVediting@gmail.com or through the contact page.
If you are an author new to editing, please check out my book on Amazon, Publishing for Beginners: What First-Time Authors Need to Know. Visitors to this page can get a free PDF copy by signing up to my newsletter (see form below).
I hope to hear from you!
-- Lourdes Venard
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