The Druid Twins - Adam Maxted
Maxted's warming story of young twins whisked of on a treacherous journey came to me for a copyedit. It was copyediting in British English using the Oxford Style Guide. We focused on finding alternatives to filler words and phrases.
Moving Forward - David Pierce
This beautiful contemporary short with a sci-fi streak told a tale of family and the pain of a child in a divorced family. We worked together to ensure every line had the emotional impact it needed.
The Theogony of Earth's Gods - Abigail Costello
Rooted in Greek mythology, Costello's debut novel tells a multi-narrative adventure of six young strangers tied by the same fate.
We worked together to strengthen the voices in each perspective so that each was distinct. Throughout, we worked on varying sentence structure to cultivate an engaging narrative.
The Black Bird - Julia Mashraki
In a light developmental edit, I supported Julia in finding an appropriate and distinct voice for her characters.
The Warrior Twins and Magic Tree Spirit - Ashley Prior
Prior's middle grade fantasy had a beautiful sense of setting that we worked together to enhance throughout the novel throughout the line editing process. We also worked on bolstered the perspective to remove unhelpful head-hopping that detracted from the tension of some scenes.
The Minison Project
The Minison Project is an experimental poetry literary magazine that specialises in sonnets in miniature form. I copyedited their inaugural traditional sonnet collection to ensure consistent US English and proper scansion.
Afro-America: Freedom War - Nijual Hilton
This book was copyedited in US English using CMOS.
I worked with the Mission Lit team to line edit this innovative sustainable business book. We found the tidiest phrasing we could to ensure that readers where empowered and educated by each and every sentence.
Orange Crush - Ashal Calder
I worked with Calder to line edit sections of his book to develop the hook and strengthen the tension of the opening scenes. Working on such a well-presented book was an exciting process of conversation into finer narrative style points and characterisation.
The Moth and The Caterpillar
I copyedited an edition of each The Moth and The Caterpillar's magazine using British English and the Oxford Style Guide.