Bogged down in the middle of your book?
Need help with structuring your story?
Wondering if your manuscript is ready to send out?
Need to make sure all typos and grammar errors have been caught?
Writing can be a lonely business. If you’re lucky, you have a good critique group to help you spot consistency errors and offer advice. Even then, every writer gets to the point where he or she needs the help of a professional editor.
You may just want a quick-look assessment, a thumbs up or down. You may have a lot of pieces but aren’t sure how to put them together to create a compelling story. Maybe you have a completed manuscript but suspect there are some weak spots. Or perhaps you need another set of eyes to proofread it.
I can help. I have been editing and critiquing manuscripts of all kinds for over thirty years and can help you bring your writing project to fruition. Whatever the level of editing you need, I will provide supportive but honest comments and suggestions. Whether we’re talking about fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, academic articles or technical reports, I can help you achieve your writing goals.
“Barbara’s feedback has been indispensible. She has an eye for spotting cliché, anachronism, and the unauthentic—which she uses as effectively with my writing as with her own.”
—Andrew Craven, author of Moshiah
“Barbara had the patience to read my entire manuscript twice. She provided excellent comments about the story arc, and gave me resources to consult about the craft of writing. She provided encouragement and support in just the right dose, and her critiques allowed me to think about a particular story element in a new way. When she made comments about usage or style, she explained her reasoning. Thank you, Barbara, for giving me the support I needed to finish my memoir.”