Fiction (especially literary, women’s fiction, speculative, and mystery), memoirs, and creative nonfiction (essays)
I deliver meticulous and thorough edits and thoughtful, craft-based assessments with efficiency, promptness, and encouragement.
My training through the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and my continuing education and professional development with organizations such as the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) and the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) enable me to provide exceptional editing and up-to-date expertise.
As a writer myself, with an MFA in fiction, and a member of a writers’ group since 2004, I understand the ups and downs of learning one’s craft and developing one’s voice. I also know how challenging it can be to spot your own mistakes let alone figure out how to fix them.
I enjoy helping authors develop their narratives, clarify their ideas, and polish their prose, so that readers derive maximum enjoyment from your books.
“Colleen’s edits were instrumental in getting my two books published. Her line editing refined my sentence structure, phrasing, and cadence . . . She was a pleasure to work with, friendly and responsive, and I look forward to working with her again.” —M.P. Cooley, Ice Shear and Faint Trace
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