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Readers Will Thank You

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.

Welcome, Publishers

In addition to working with authors directly, I 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? No.

Happy Authors

  • Happy Authors

    "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."

  • Happy Authors

    "I’ve been writing books for more than twenty years, and this was the most thorough and constructive text analysis I’ve ever experienced. With a little shame, I have to admit: the result is better than the original."