No matter your audience, your writing will be received better if it reads better. Readers, professional or lay, will quickly lose interest in inconsistent, error-filled text. A skilled editor will make your work reader ready.
I Want You to Succeed
Writing that has not been professionally edited may be perceived as sloppy, amateurish, and not worth reading. Your hard work deserves respect, and I want to show your audience how great your writing can be.
Fresh Eyes Catch More
When you’ve spent so much time writing, reading, rewriting, and rereading your manuscript, you will likely overlook problems that are conspicuous to someone else. A trained editor solves these problems.
In addition to working with authors directly, I also serve publishers and publishing service firms. Beyond editing text, I am able to read, write, and edit XML.
My Hand Won’t Outweigh Yours
While style rules are important and an editor's personal preferences help guide editorial decisions, there needs to be flexibility. Occasionally (especially with fiction), some rules need to be broken to uphold the author’s distinct voice. You put time and thought into the words on each page; it is not my place to undo what you’ve done. Will I correct errors? Yes. Will I massage language to get the best result? Yes. Will I alter your personal style in the process? Absolutely not.
John LymanAuthor of God’s Lions: The Secret Chapelhttp://www.amazon.com/Gods-Lions-Secret-Chapel-ebook/dp/B0030T1JNK
"Laura Petrella is one of the best at what she does. Without her help, my debut novel would not have made it to the #1 spot in its genre on the Amazon bestseller list."
Jeffrey W. WoodAuthor of Lyft Faetels: Inner Peacehttp://www.amazon.com/Lyft-Faetels-Jeffrey-C-Wood/dp/0595497349/
"I was very pleased with the editorial process. I would consider hiring Laura for my other works due to the excellent work she provided on Inner Peace."
My Name Is Laura Petrella
I have the experience, the skills, and the passion to be your copyeditor. My specialties include fiction and scientific/medical journals, though my work often involves subjects outside my niche. If you wrote it, I can edit it.
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If you have written text to be shared with others, you need a copyeditor. But not just any copyeditor. You need a copyeditor who respects your voice, shares your enthusiasm, and makes your words better.