Her face was as red as her hair. “What are you doing,” she cried.
Devon put a question mark next to the sentence. “Editing your paper.” What did it look like he was doing?
“You’re just cutting out stuff!”
“What do you think editing is?”
― M.M. John, Paper Cuts
EDITING AND PROOFREADING
When you are editing your own book, prior to sending it off to an editor, it is understandable that you will miss things, as you have read those pages over and over again, to catch what you can, but your eyes (and your brain) get tired. So, the hero may have piercing blue eyes on page 16, but by page 20, he's got green eyes. Continuity is important, so Idedicate a lot of time and effort to every word, sentence, and paragraph, so I will catch that discrepancy for you. Use spellcheck or Grammarly as often as you can. They are wonderful tools. However, they can't tell the difference between their/they're/there, or synonyms, and other errors, so that's where my eyes come into play.
If the sentence structuring needs tweaking, or the wording is muddied or cumbersome, I will make changes, or sometimes re-write an entire section, as need be. Your meaning and feeling is still there, it's just been sharpened up a bit, to be more "readable." These changes are always subject to your approval. I will make suggestions, but you are the author, after all.
Most authors ask me to proofread and edit, but if you only want proofreading or editing, I am available for that, too. I do not just read your work once, I read it several times. Once, to get a feel for your voice, without changing a thing. Then, a second and third time, while making the edits and proofreading, to make sure I didn't miss anything, before I return it to you. If you want to make revisions after I return it to you, and have me re-edit it, I will do that, too, for an additional fee.
In addition to books and manuscripts, I also do TV and film scripts, as well as newsletters and websites. I used to be president of a video production company, so I am also very experienced at writing, and my first book just got published.
Editing Prices: Usually 1.5 cents to 2 cents per word (usd). If you want fact checking, I will gladly do that for an additional fee. There are discounts and price specials from time to time, also.
PUBLISHING AND BOOK COVERS
Another service that I offer is helping authors with book covers and formatting their books to upload to kdp.amazon.com, either as an e-book or paperback. Prices on that vary, depending on how much work is required. Contact me if you need help with this!
You may contact me as follows:
Email: Krothenberger@mail.com (Or use the "contact me" page on this website)
Facebook: Kathleen Rothenberger, Editor
Skype: KathleenRothenberger, editor
I have three voice actors who are willing to do audio books. Two female and one male. Please contact me for further information.